Remember the time when I said I was going to go rexic and be sober for January… Well, that never happened.. And I’m okay with that, are you?
Thursday: This was a Babbo Bonanza of an evening. Like, I don’t even know what to make of the evening. The company was divine, the food was phenom, the wine was delicious and then there was Batali, orange Crocs and all. I think the only thing I’d change would be my alcohol consumption… Btw: Thank you Babbo for hooking us up with the reservation, Bronxville C and Jersey Shore for the yum fest, Dee, for introducing le blog and then me to the crew and Short Hills for being manorexic. You aren’t allowed to be mano when we go to K-town.
BREAKFAST: Fage with Strawberry and Sunflower Seeds.
LUNCH: Salad with Sausage
1. Did you know that Mario Batali’s dad is a butcher and Batali gets his meat sent in every day from his dad’s Seattle shop, Salumi.
2. I didn’t know this fact until Thursday night. I feel like Babbo (the man, not the restaurant) told me this.
3. I can’t remember which proscuitto is which:
Prosciutto San Daniele “Riserva”
with Black Pepper “Fett’unta”
Ah, the pasta’s… I love how Italians view Pasta as a “primi”… I also love that we ordered a zillion pasta’s and all shared. I’m not going to lie, a lot of the plates ended up in front of me at the end of the course. I’m okay with this… only semi-embarrassed…(btw: Jersey Shore, I think you missed one of the primi’s)
with Guanciale, Hot Pepper and Pecorino
Mint Love Letters
with Spicy Lamb Sausage
Jersey Shore, Dee and I decided to order three entree’s and switch.. Again, I feel like ate the majority of all three of our entrees. There is a reason why my pant are so tight right now.
Grilled Veal Chop
with Chanterelles and Black Truffle Vinaigrette
Barbecued Skirt Steak
with Endive “alla Piastra” and Salsa Verde
Saffron Panna Cotta
with Quince, Pink Peppercorn and Quince Sorbetto
Pistachio and Chocolate Semifreddo
Warm Apple Walnut Budino with Cinnamon Caramel GelatoGelati and Sorbetti
Amazing cheese cake
LUNCH: Grilled Cheese from Westville. It was NOT my best friend…..
DINNER: Hors D’oevres at WD’s and SR’s engagement party….
Saturday- Normally, when the weather is the pits, I do not leave my apartment. Seriously, I hate walking around with wet feet and dressing up for the evening in layers… However, Saturday was in honor of GDubb’s birthday and how could I miss that, right?
BRUNCH: Sapparo Ichiban Ramen
DINNER: Yerba Buena
Sunday – This is what happens when I’m hungover and it’s cold outside. I eat like a beast and spend all day at home. Another reason Why I need to relocate to Florida in the winter.
BREAKFAST: Sapparo Ichiban Ramen
DINNER: Hot & Sour Soup, Dumplings and Brown Rice
Monday – I’m obsessed with Roasting Chickens. I can’t believe how easy and yummy it is!
LUNCH: Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Gluten free Pasta with Parmesean and Truffle Oil
DINNER: Since I was home, I made Roasted Chicken, Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Basil and Arugula Salad with Pumpkin Oil Dressing.
BREAKFAST: Fage with Strawberry and Sunflower Seeds
LUNCH: Polenta Lasagna.. I found this gem in the freezer so I defrosted it and baked it up for lunch.
DINNER: Two Martinis and Bone Marrow Risotto at Morandi with Mandy.. Oh, I also molested the bread basket. It was good.
BREAKFAST: Fage with Strawberry and Sunflowers
SNACK: Nuts and fromage
LUNCH: Leftover Roasted Chicken, Roasted Sweet Potatoes and a Whole Lotta Arugula Salad
Hors D’oevres: Lala made a homemade Boursin fromage. It was amazing.. She also had some TDF warm olives.. See the below picture.
DINNER: Albondigas and Lemon Lentils made by Lala (pictured below)