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Nancy S.

Member Since 23 Jan 2005
Offline Last Active May 19 2018 11:35 PM
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In Topic: Babbo

14 October 2014 - 11:45 PM

 

They actually have a pasta tasting menu printed out..... And we like pasta, so we would have no issue with just pasta, but it was bad.  the first course was the same course that they usually serve, minus the bacon. They did not replace anything, so it was really boring and needed salt.
 
And whats wrong with a pasta tasting?

 
What's wrong is when the impression one has that it's nothing but wall-to-wall butter.
 
When four out of six dishes are butter-based sauces, with not much contrast between each one.  (It's been a while since I've been, but I can't imagine that it's gotten better; if anything, it sounds like there's been a decline.)
 

Ideally, I'd love a pasta menu, since that's my favorite course in a restaurant that focuses on Italian-inspired cuisine, but I too am wary of too much butter, and would be reluctant to order it anywhere, especially in this type of place in New York. I'm reminded of the New Yorker article of years past that considered a dinner at Aureole most likely involved consuming a pound of butter. Most recently, that was certainly the case at a dinner at Per Se. And I love butter more than anyone else I know. Nevertheless.

In Topic: Rome Restaurant Suggestions

30 September 2014 - 01:21 AM

In my opinion, the Rome restaurant cooking is not as delicious as I would think it could be.

In Topic: free lunch - where would you go?

12 July 2014 - 10:00 PM

I would love to go to 21 Club if someone else is paying.
 
Of course if you are really really serious about making someone PAY: Caviar Russe (if they serve caviar, they serve truffles...)

i always forget caviar russe. i'm saving 21 Club because this is probably going to take at least 2 lunches
If I were you, I'd turn the "at least" two lunches into one excellent and super expensive dinner, with the hope that geography will not be a limiting factor.

In Topic: The Breslin

09 July 2014 - 01:22 AM

Time-release, to me, seems to connote a tasting menu- type of small (nuanced) courses delivered for a crescendo effect. (I actually prefer this type of eating, since I'm easily bored by big plates of protein, etc.)

In Topic: Barcelona recommendations

03 July 2014 - 05:10 PM

I like Koy Shunka. I especially like Morro Fi for pre-dinner drinking.