Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Rainbow Room

This is the dining room at the Rainbow Room on the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Center, the tallest of the 19-building complex. It was opened in 1934.

I was there for an FIT benefit dinner. The food was excellent. We had lamb with asparagus, polenta and a stuffed tomato. Apparently Anthony Bourdain dedicates a whole chapter to his tenure at the Rainbow Room in his Kitchen Confidential, but I've never read it.

They say the views are amazing, but last night the clouds were low enough that all we could see out the windows was a deep gray. It was spooky -- not unlike flying through a cloud in an airplane. But somehow more disturbing. Up and down have no meaning when there's nothingness outside.


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