2.25.2011

salsa baby brunch

Last Sunday, we joined friends for a "salsa baby brunch" at Ideya in Soho.  I read about the event thanks to my weekly Macaroni Kids newsletter and knew we had to check it out... for starters, I'm sort of obsessed with brunch and b) Baby S has developed a fondness for music which also includes "dancing."  Sure, her definition of getting down is more of a bounce/wiggle type movement, but whatever works, right?


In typical Ellen fashion, I waited until the last minute and made reservations on Saturday.  We were able to grab their last table of 6 for the 12 noon seating (note to self & others: don't wait till the last minute to make a reservation).  We sat up front, against the window, with the band directly opposite.  Front row seats, baby!  The music started almost immediately and was SO fun and energetic -- it didn't take long for kids young and old to start shaking their money makers.  They played a variety of Latin tunes, in addition to a few songs especially for the kids -- Old McDonald, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, etc.  I found it refreshing that the band members seemed to really enjoy themselves, not wondering how they ended up playing a gig in front of a bunch of children.

Each table was adorned with a few musical instruments, stickers and crayons for the little ones.  A nice touch.  Brunch itself was delicious -- I shared a spanish omelet with Baby S and Husband chowed down on the huevos ideya (poached eggs on corn arepas) and a nice-sized Bloody Mary.  Long story short, our group had a LOT of fun and we'll definitely come back again.

The next Salsa Baby Brunch takes place on March 20th -- I highly recommend it!

6 comments:

Jill said...

I'm glad to read this place is still around. We always loved it. Sounds like a great time was had by all!

Monica @MacaroniKidNYC said...

Yay! So glad you enjoyed it! It really is my favorite thing to do with my daughter! We should plan a group trip for the next one! Glama, Lauren and Delish can join us!

Barbie said...

Awesome! I love Ideya and totally love the salsa baby brunch. We haven't been since last year but I definitely want to make one soon.

Barbie said...

I would love to join a group trip as well!

Sonja said...

What a great way to let the kids have fun while the parents enjoy eating out!!

Anna said...

that sounds so fun! nyc really does have the best stuff to do with the little ones!

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