Review of Raclette NYC

Review of Raclette NYC

The Raclette NYC, located at 511 E 12th Street, is definitely a restaurant you should add to your bucket list of restaurants to visit while in New York City!

I made the reservation a month in advance, since we would be visiting during Mother’s Day weekend. Making a reservation is a “must”, because the place can get packed and they don’t have a lot of tables. Our reservation was for 6:15 and we were seated at 6:15! I love service like this, because there’s nothing like making a reservation and still having to wait an additional 20-30 minutes! So, this was a plus!

The server was very friendly and explained everything on the menu – we ended up ordering the Parisienne (marinated skirt steak, sauteed mushrooms, asparagus, and potatoes) the Burger (sirloin patty with caramelized onions), and the Mediterranee (roasted asparagus, cherry tomatoes, and baguettes).

Raclette-menu
Raclette menu

Since we ordered from the Raclettes, we each got to pick a cheese to top our dishes. My girls chose the Classic Thermalized for the Burger and the Mediterranee. My girls are 12 and 14, so they played it safe by choosing the Classic Thermalized. And for the Parisienne, my husband chose the Potato and I chose the Onion. I chose the Onion, because I was having the marinated skirt steak, so I figured what would be a better topping than onions. And boy was I correct, it was definitely an excellent choice!

The Long Awaited Show of the Cheeses

Classic Thermalized on the Burger

Classic Thermalized on the Mediterranee

Potato on the Parisienne

Onion on the Parisienne

The cheese show was just like we expected, after watching numerous videos on Facebook and Instagram. They definitely give you more than enough cheese to enjoy with your meal.

Parisienne
Parisienne

The Parisienne was very tasty. The skirt steak is tender, marinated, and well seasoned. The potatoes were also quite tasty. And, if you’re a fan of asparagus, like I am, they were cooked to perfection!

… and then there was dessert

After dinner, we ordered two of their banana cheesecakes … I must say, they were also very good!

Banana Cheesecake
Banana Cheesecake

On a scale from 1 to 10, I would definitely give the Raclette a 10. Their service is exceptional and their food is phenomenal! I look forward to visiting them again in the summer!

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Greetings, everyone … thanks for stopping by!

So, my original plan was to have a nice Mother’s Day Gift Ideas post that would’ve given you a decent amount of time to order or pick up a nice, thoughtful gift for Mom on Mother’s Day — but, with less than a week to go until the big day, I have been left to write a Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas post! Which is okay … because how many of us have scrambled to find something at the last minute?! I know I’m guilty, lol … sometimes, you have so much going on that things just slip your mind and you’re left at the mall the night before or even the day of trying to find something that will put a smile on Mom’s face.

So, here goes … last minute gift ideas to go along with Mom’s greeting card … and if you have any ideas, leave them in the comments below! I would love to read your last minute ideas!

Wine – Pick up a bottle or two of Mom’s favorite wine! Cabernet or Pinot Grigio, whatever you decide, it will be greatly appreciated … and if you really want to go all out, pick up a couple of snacks to pair with the wine!

Bouquet of Flowers – A lot of the supermarkets have nice bouquets and arrangements available for purchase, just remember that the longer you wait the less of a selection you’ll have to choose from.

Do Brunch! – Who doesn’t enjoy going out for brunch? Unlimited Mimosas, Bellinis, and coffee, too! And, if you’re lucky, you might even be able to find a spot that does a buffet style brunch with all of the fixings and entertains their guests with the sounds of jazz.

Bath Bombs – If Mom knows anything about Calgon, she’ll love these … these scents are so yummy and relaxing that she’ll be sure to be taken away … and even it’s for only 30 minutes, she’ll love it!

Fragrance Sets – You definitely can’t go wrong here … you can either purchase Mom’s favorite or pick up a new perfume! And, if you go to a department store, they’ll more than likely will have free gift promotions with their fragrance sets!

Blanket – You can never go wrong with a warm, cozy blanket … it’s just something about wrapping up in a blanket, while reading a book or catching up on your favorite show.

Gift Cards – Gift cards are quick and easy! You can build a nice gift out of gift cards … movies, restaurants, retail stores, streaming services (Netflix, Hulu), gaming, etc. I’ve never been a fan of the Visa gift cards, though, because I hate to pay the additional fees – so, I always opt for the cards with no fees or penalties.

Nail Salon Gift CertificateIf Mom enjoys getting her nails done, a gift certificate to her favorite nailery will be much appreciated! Plus, the time to a get a gift certificate isn’t long at all — you’ll usually be in and out in less than ten minutes with a certificate ready to be presented to the recipient! If your gift certificate isn’t given to you in a way that’s ready to be presented, just grab a card and you’ll be all set!

Facial/Body Massage Gift Certificate – This is another in-and-out idea! All you have to do is tell them amount you’re interested in and you’re all set! Some locations will allow you to schedule an appointment, while others will let the recipient reach out to schedule their own appointment! Just the thought of having a massage relaxes my mind, how about yours?

DIY Gift Bag Ideas

Movie Night At Home – Mom’s two favorite movies on DVD, microwaveable popcorn, and a couple of boxes of theatre candy.

Wine Lovers – A couple bottles of wine, snacks (olives, cheese assortment, crackers, and/or mixed fruit), wine glass, wine glass charm, bottle opener, and a wine bottle topper.

Spa Lovers – Fuzzy robe and slippers, eye mask, hair wrap, small candle, bath bombs, body oils, essential oils, and a small oil diffuser.

Lottery Lovers – An assortment of scratch off tickets! (these tickets can be put in the envelope with the greeting card)

Gift Ideas For Moms With Children Under 12

Babysitting – This is one idea that will truly be appreciated by any Mom with small children … a day, a night, or even a weekend of babysitting is a blessing for a Mom that needs to get something done or just wants a break!

Do you have any last minute gift ideas?