Showing posts from January, 2021

Italian: La Pizza & La Pasta

La Pizza & La Pasta  Eataly - NYC Flatiron 200 Fifth Avenue at 23rd Street Website  • Yelp  • Instagram  • Facebook Truffle Cena Per Due - 3 Course Eatalian Truffle Dinner I spent longer than I'd like to admit looking into dinner options for New Year's eve. Waaaayyy too long! I somehow stumbled upon this prix fixe menu from La Pizza & La Pasta from Eataly, and it seemed like a lot of great dishes...and a great deal too.  It came with the choice of two appetizers (they didn't use an Italian word for this course HA), two entrées (secondi), and one dessert (dolce). (Counter-clockwise) Burrata: Liuzzi burrata, Urbani black truffle, olive oil, and Maldon salt So so good, but just wish it came with some bread or something else to accompany it. GET IT Crostone ai Tartufi: House-made wheat bread, Calabro ricotta, Urbani black truffles, and honey This was delicious, but it could have used a little more honey.  Silver lining of ordering in is I got to add some of my own! GET

Spanish: El Pote Español

El Pote Español Murray Hill 718 2nd Avenue b/t 38th & 39th Streets Facebook • Yelp (Clockwise) Pollo al Pote: Chicken sautéed with vegetables Not sure how authentically Spanish this is, but it was a really good dish. The chicken was very tender, and the sauce has a great flavor - GET IT  Pollo al Jefe: Chicken breast with the chef's wine sauce and mushrooms Same as above, but also really good, with a nice variety of vegetables - GET IT Gambas al Ajillo: Shrimp marinated in garlic A little different than the gambas I've had in Spain, but very tasty. And all that bread was perfect for soaking up the garlicky sauce - GET IT Queso Manchego: Spanish manchego cheese with Spanish olives Guess I was expecting it to include more of the standard cheese board accoutrements...a few nuts, some preserves, etc.  But 8 slices of manchego plus a few Spanish olives was not very exciting or worth the $13 price tag - FORGET IT