Eataly, again…this time dinner at Il Pesce!

Giorgio, Carolyn, Alicia, Elmina & I (left to right)

Great night out at Eataly in NYC with my wife Elmina and some great friends, Giorgio Klinar, Carolyn Connor, Alicia Vitarelli and Matthew Pantaleno.  I should mention this was my 4th visit in 7 days.  I think I should be the ambassador for Eataly.  What do you say, Mr. Batali and Mr. Bastianich

Anyway, we started our night with a few glasses of vino and a salumi e formaggi platter in La Piazza.  We also devoured a fresh mozzarella and basil platter. 

Mozzarella & Basil Platter

Piatto di Salumi e Formaggi

For dinner, we ate at Il Pesce, which is Eataly’s fish restaurant.  We started out with a shrimp spiedino, poached tuna belly and salmon roe crostini.  For our main courses, we shared the fritto misto, branzino al forno, pan seared cod with wild mushrooms and a contorni of vegetables.

Poached Tuna Belly

Salmon Roe Crostini

Spiedino di Gamberi

Pan Seared Cod with Wild Mushrooms

Branzino al Forno

Fritto Misto


And we finished out the evening with a few dolci (sospiri and a flourless hazelnut cake) and a couple of espressi from Caffè Vergnano 1882. 


Flourless Hazelnut Cake

Highlights of the evening were the mozzarella & basil platter (amazingly fresh mozzarella), the salumi e formaggi platter (the speck was awesome, as was the fresh ricotta), the fritto misto (fresh and fried to perfection) & the salmon roe crostini (beautiful, orange eggs that tasted of the sea). 

I also did a little shopping.  I picked up a few different packages of pasta and a couple of bags of legumes.  I look forward to experimenting with them.  And to top it all off, we met former N.J. Governor Jon Corzine at the checkout counter.  What a night we had!  Enjoy!

With former N.J. Governor Jon Corzine

Living to eat,
Tony Mangia


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