|focaccia, with olive oil for dipping|
my friend K has, depending on how you look at it, the good fortune or misfortune of being born in the month of december. sometimes, the holidays get too crazy and we neglect to celebrate her birthday. this year, our schedules worked out that T and i were able to take her out to dinner. in the beginning, she couldn’t choose between mexican or italian fare. but the fact we could recommend an italian restaurant in the area, but not a mexican one made her choice a little easier. we took her to tarry lodge, the restaurant owned by celebrity chef mario batali and his business partner joe bastianich. they own tarry market, where i get those wonderful focaccias, and tarry wines.
antipasti pesce: lump crab with piquillos
antipasti pesce: smoked trout with white beans and chorizo
insalate: gorgonzola with walnuts
pasta: linguine with clams, chilis and pancetta
pasta: orecchiette with fennel sausage and rapini
pasta: fusilli ala crazy bastard
we didn’t finish our pasta to leave room for dessert. i’ve tried most of the items on the menu and they are all mouthwatering.
chocolate cake with pistacchio gelato and bitter oranges
panettone pudding with dulce de leche gelato
mascarpone cheesecake with pignoli brittle and vanilla gelato
before we even finished the meal, T and K were already talking about the next birthday (mine). they know how much i love indian food and they already have a restaurant picked out 🙂