Let's head to the NY Botanical Garden on Sunday December 16th at 3pm to see the Holiday train show, and then afterwards we'll head to Arthur Avenue and have dinner. We'll go to Enzo's for dinner..probably around 6:30pm.
NYBG Train Show -- This cherished tradition delights people of all ages. Marvel at the charming model trains and New York City landmark replicas, stroll the spectacular grounds, decorate (and eat!) gingersnaps, break for lunch and hot chocolate, and shop for everyone on your list. Get Your Tickets!
About the Holiday Train Show
Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, model trains zip over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the original Yankee Stadium, Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge.
PLEASE buy your tickets in advance -- for 4pm time to get into the train show -- HERE. Or you can buy them at the door -- but then you won't be guaranteed that you go to the train show with the group...As it is a timed entry to the show. PLEASE REMEMBER TO GIVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TIME TO PARK AND MEET US AT THE GARDEN SHOP ENTRANCE, AS THIS CAN TAKE A LOT MORE TIME THAN YOU THINK -- WE'LL BE IN FRONT OF THE SHOP FROM 3 TO 3:30PM.. AND THEN WILL HEAD TO THE CONSERVATORY TO GET ON LINE FOR THE SHOW.
After we're done with the train show, and have wandered the shop and the lights on the grounds, we'll head to Arthur Avenue to have dinner around 6pm at Trattoria Zero Otto Nove. While this restaurant doesn't take reservations they did just take a note to know that we're coming around 6pm -- we may need to wait about 15 mins in the bar, but they will seat us as soon as possible. PLEASE UPDATE IF YOU ARE NOT JOINING US FOR DINNER!
IF YOU WANT TO JOIN US ONLY FOR DINNER, PLEASE INDICATE IN THE RSVP COMMENTS!!
PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE FOR DINNER -- WE ARE NOW GOING TO ENZO'S - 2339 Arthur Ave- Bronx, NY 10458
Founded by owner and chef Enzo Di Rendi, who graduated from the culinary institute in the early 1990's. However, Enzo's experience with Italian food did not begin with the culinary institute nor did it end there. Enzo worked in the heart of little Italy in one of the oldest and most successful restaurants there, Dominick’s, as a chef for over 10 years before deciding to move on and open up Enzos of Williamsbridge.
Our restaurant opened its doors in 1999. Since that day our place has served some of the finest Italian food in the New York area. With wonderful food, a friendly staff, it's not a wonder why our costumers rate us so highly in the zagat.
Beyond the stone-faced exterior of his restaurant, you’ll find an emphasis on impeccable service, daily market ingredients and refined preparations. Many regulars including a fair share of families fill the two soft-toned, barely decorated dining rooms and sup from a simple menu that echoes the spare decor. The fried calamari is supple and barely in need of breading, and the string bean salad, with basil, garlic and olives, is refreshingly light. Appetizers such as these leave plenty of room for heavier entrees like veal scaloppini with white wine-soaked artichokes, or fettuccine with asparagus and shrimp.
So.. go buy your tickets for the Train show, and be ready for a wonderful Italian dinner to end the day!
See you there!