Business travel takes me all over the world! I love exploring and trying to go to different venues even in the same city so I can have different experiences.

My recent trip to New York was filled with a conference, a travel show and client lunches and dinners. I feel there is no better way to meet a long-standing client than to break bread and relax together over a meal and libations.

On Sunday I met my long-time client who resides on the upper east side of New York. My sister resides in downtown New York so the extreme opposite of the Upper East Side in every manner.

My client is a very elegant and well-known resident of the Upper East side of New York and the restaurant she picked for our lunch was very typical for the area. Le BilBoquet is a see and be seen dining venue serving French fare. It might have not been a restaurant I would have picked but nice to experience a different vibe. They own a much more casual take out and eat u-in café next door as well.

Le Bilboquet sits on East 60th street in a stony area and when I entered, I was met by a hostess that took my coat and seated me right away next to my client. It is an airy dining room with beautiful arrangement of large flowers all throughout.

The menu is light French food and very tasty, I had the chicken paillard with salad and my client had a fluffy cheese omelette with delicious fries and salad. The star of the meal was the dessert! We shared a napoleon that was flaky, airy and mouth watering good!

I really enjoyed the fact that my client took time from her Sunday schedule to have lunch with me and we talked for hours about business and so many more interesting topics!