With summer coming on strong, New York City is abuzz with activity for the city’s foodies. ARO’s no-fee apartments in Manhattan are perfectly located for taking advantage of the city’s fine-dining scene, with alfresco dining and delivery available from Michelin-starred restaurants like nearby Marea and Masa. Another cherished summertime pastime for food lovers is passing a Sunday afternoon with a visit to the farmers’ market for a roundup of fresh local produce.
Residents of ARO can take their market haul back home for a summertime meal that will let home cooks flex their culinary chops. The Epicurean Kitchens at ARO are equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and oversized islands and breakfast bars for spreading out your ingredients and chopping, dicing, and julienning while dinner companions look on. Even nonchefs will appreciate the custom cabinetry and Caesarstone countertops, which allow the kitchen to blend seamlessly into the rest of the residences’ bespoke details and natural finishes, like the Carrara marble floors and oak floors throughout the living areas.
With this elegant backdrop for family meals or dinner parties, home chefs can devote their full attention to creating a crowd-pleasing summer meal. The evening can begin with a cocktail in one of ARO’s outdoor amenity spaces*, including the Garden Lounge or Garden Terrace, which are furnished with seating areas and tables, or at the ARO Sky Club Lounge, with its plush seating and spectacular city views. For a meal cooked from home that highlights the best produce of the season, the ultimate haute-comfort food may be an expertly simmered and seasoned bowl of pasta Bolognese—ideal for preparing with a few pints of farmers’ market cherry tomato finds. A portion of lemon Parmesan salmon makes for a light and colorful secondi, plated on top of a salad of in-season corn, tomatoes, and avocados. After a dinner of pasta and freshly prepared produce, a dessert of skillet strawberry bourbon cobbler is in order.
After an indulgent dinner prepared from home, residents of ARO can enjoy a nightcap of bourbon along with views of the Hudson River, Central Park, and the city lights from their private terrace or through floor-to-ceiling windows—a perfect way to cap off a summer evening in the city.
Learn more about these extraordinary Manhattan rental residences at ARO by contacting the leasing team, currently offering virtual tours and appointments.
* Common Areas Subject to Reopening with Socially-Distanced Guidelines