I have often wondered where the now ubiquitous term ‘The Big Apple’ comes from, it’s not like New York resembles an apple, however the rural areas surrounding New York are synonymous with autumnal apple picking – enjoyed by New Yorkers since the 19th Century. Luxury boutique hotel Viceroy New York is delving back to the traditional pastime of apple picking with the launch of their new Apple Picking & Picnic Package.
Escaping to the countryside in order to pick apples is a great antidote to the hustle and bustle of New York City. After a morning spent apple picking, guests are treated to a scrumptious picnic of charcuterie and cheeses, homemade pâté, assorted breads and truffle honey, Chef’s Fall Salad, various desserts and a local bottle of Wolffer Estate Cabernet Franc, all enjoyed in a secluded spot under one of the apple trees. Post –lunch a chess set is provided to aide relaxation.
The apple theme continues back at the Viceroy where expert chefs at Kingside restaurant transform your apple haul into traditional apple butter the perfect accompaniment to meat dishes, eaten with desserts or simply spread on a piece of toast. The Apple butter packaged in a personalised 10oz NY branded mason jar, also makes for a nice souvenir.
The Viceroy New York’s central location on the iconic West 57th Street is ideal for both business/pleasure and is a perfect combination of down town edge juxtaposed with uptown sophistication. The hotel boasts a striking double-height lobby, bespoke interiors, and sweeping public spaces, expect high –spec amenities inside 240 luxury guest rooms.
Enjoy the luxury and convenience of the Viceroy New York coupled with the rural escape of the state’s apple orchards.
The Apple Picking & Picnic Package valid until 1st November 2015. Costs from £661 per room/night (incl. taxes and fees). The package Includes:
- Overnight accommodation with breakfast at the hotel’s Kingside restaurant
- Private car transfer to apple picking farm
- Luxurious picnic for two
- Complimentary hot toddies for two at The Roof
For further information please visit: Apple Picking & Picnic