excelent time had by all. unfortunately most of the time spent in manhattan was rather touristy stuff because we were traveling in such a large group. my compadres are not much on the foodie side of life so we mostly ate at little hole in the wall deli's and silly tourist spots,, and of course the little dirty carts on the street with tandori and falafel. the best food we had was actualy in queens, the rehursal dinner was at a lovely place called chateau briand. i had a delicious chilean sea bass en papiotte, washed down with copious amounts of black opal shiraz. and the wedding and reception were at the westbery mannor on long island. wonderful place. we had a delicious spread of marinated meats and olives, calimari, stuffed cabage rolls, canapes and the usual assortment of cheeses , caviars and grilled vegetables. i had a great time,,,,, but on the next visit i shall bring reservations,,, and some foodies to enjoy them with.