I am uh-bsessed with Mario Batali.
Music to my ears, and some of my fav NYC restaurants.
I am equally obsessed with Lidia Bastianich. (Becco is one of her restaurants, and I must do a post on it asap).
So what do you get when you put M and L together? Food. Lots and lots of food.
Eataly is made up of “restaurants” and markets that sell everything from breads, meats, and vegetables to coffee and desserts.
Last weekend “The Boyfriend” and I ate at La Pizza & La Pasta.
We had the Pomodora pizza (cherry tomato, smoked provola cheese, ricotta cheese, grana padano, and fresh basil) and the Quadrati Ricotta e Spinaci (housemade pasta with local ricotta, spinach, lemon butter, and pistachio).
Both the pizza and the pasta were very rich and delicious. Though as a vegetarian, the smoky flavor of the pizza reminded me a bit too much of meat. I finished the pasta while “The Boyfriend” finished the pizza 😉 We shared a bottle of Chianti, and I left feeling extremely satisfied!