January 8th, 2011. Starting a New Life in NYC
Day 2 of NYC Life: I had an early morning getting into Midtown for a job interview with a successful Korean restauranteur. The “interview” stretched out a lot longer than I expected as I was given a task as a sort of test. As this was going on I realized I had left my phone in the cab I rode in on and there was nothing I could do about it!
Panic set in, but I got the task done and was on my way to meet with Ryoon Seok Samchon & Terri Sookmo at her restaurant, Franchia, a vegan cafe.
Franchia is such a warm and inviting place. In contrast to the stately serenity of Hangawi, Franchia is more of a tea house. Though it has the same quite demenor the general operation of the place is more casual. I fell in love with the high ceilings, the breathtaking ceiling installments and the concept of a 3-tier balcony type layout. Terri Sookmo really went to great lengths in thinking through the concept of the place.
–>Citron Paste Tea, you soothe my spirit… 🙂