In my personal warm-up in New York, however, I first have an appointment with Jean-Marc Houmard, owner of the ACME restaurant in NoHo (North of Houston Street). There is a new inspiring look to be discovered at every corner, the cafés, studios and classy shops alternate between crazy and chic. From the very beginning, ACME has been one of the top addresses of New York’s creative scene. At our appointment, we sit at the table with boutique owner and designer Jen Mankins, along with Cecilia Dean, publisher and editor-in-chief of ‘Visionaire’, the unique style and art magazine, and Oliver Strand, “coffee critic” – that only exists in New York – of the New York Times. He explains to me where to get your coffee: BlueBottleCoffee (450 West 15th St). It’s freshly brewed and, you guessed it, probably the best in the world.trinkt: Blue Bottle Coffee (450 West 15th St). Der ist frisch aufgebrüht und, man ahnt es, wohl der beste der Welt.
Don’t miss it:
The shrimp bison carpaccio with elderberries and rye alone is worth the trip to the Big Apple.
Atmosphere: Somehow creative, somehow “typical” New York
Special features: To stand out from the rest, Jean-Marc Houmard has been able to convince none other than Danish chef Mads Refslund of his concept. The co-founder of Noma in Copenhagen, one of the best restaurants in the world, is now bringing New Nordic cuisine to the American public here.
Reservations: As is so often the case in New York, make your reservations in good time!
Tips from the GoSixt editorial team:
If you still want to see something stunning, visit the Frick Collection (1 East 70th St), my current favorite museum in the former private home of Henry Clay Frick. There are probably hipper places by now, but in the afternoon I like to head to Navy (137 Sullivan St) for its exquisite selection of fresh oysters.
In New York there is a particularly large selection of stations of the Sixt car rental and associated with this, of course, also an extensive fleet. But surely the chauffeur service would mostly be the right thing.