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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

BABBO - NEW YORK CITY

RISTORANTE BABBO ENOTECA
NEW YORK CITY

We dined at Babbo during our last trip to New York.  During that dinner we were seated next to Joe Montana and Don Rickles.  This time we were next to a Mexican family and a few couples.  No starts to be seen but the food was a huge star.  We went all out with the Chef's Tasting Menu ($75).  This is a two and a half hour marathon of food and pleasure.  Worth every penny and then some.  Probably one of the best dinners we have ever had.  We said this the first time here and the second time we were not disappointed.  Keli ordered Pasta with a 1.5lb lobster ($28).  This huge dish of pasta with fresh lobster was absolutely delicious in every way.  The sauce was perfect, the fresh pasta was perfect and the lobster was tender and sweet.  You could not pry this plate off our table.  It stayed through the entire meal and we all continually picked at it between courses.  I would return again just for this dish.  The Traditional Tasting Menu consisted of:
Cutatello with Ramps and Pecorino.
Pappardelle with Chanterelles and Thyme
Duck Tortelli with "Sugo Finto"
Grilled Hanger Steak with Pumpkin " in Scapece" and Cipolline Agrodoice
Coach Farms Finest with Fennel Honey
Anise, Lemon and Honey Fig with Caciocavallo, Crespelle di Castagne and a Torta Caprese with Espresso Zabaiono and Vincotto.
The Ramps dish was the bomb.  A sweet pickled type leek that was so tasty.  The highlight of the entire menu was the Pappardelle with Chanterelles and Thyme.  The most simple dish in the world but the most delicious pasta we have ever had.  Fresh sheets of pasta covered in a butter sauce with Chanterelle mushrooms.  This dish was just incredible.  Like eating a piece of heaven.  We both were blown away by the simplicity and huge flavor.  Could eat this dish every single day and love it.  The other dishes were great too, but between the pasta with lobster and pasta with butter sauce we were just so happy.  I thought the waiter did an excellent job describing the food and also the wine pairings .  He took the time to tell me where the wine was from, how it was made and why it compliments the dish.
Click link below for another post on Babbo;
http://greateatshawaii.blogspot.com/2008/01/night-of-great-food-and-superstars.html
THIS IS A TASTE OF HAWAII FAVORITE AND TOP TEN IN MY LIFE.

BABBO RESTAURANT IN NEW YORK


THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST DISHES OF MY LIFE









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