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

Contorni

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. 

Sospiri

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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