Otto and Mayahuel with Tam

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 8 No tags Permalink 0

Thursday dinner with Tam at Otto. This dinner turned out to be a surprise belated birthday gift for me…so super thank you Tam!! :D

We started dinner with a few drinks, including the Raz Rickey (pictured above), Sardinian Iced Tea, and Prosecco & Strawberries

and then moved onto plates of Prosciutto…

…along with Summer Corn & Fregola and Figs “Agrodolce.”

Here’s a closer shot each of the corn…

…and figs :)

We also shared the Vongole Pizza, with clams, garlic, mozzarella. I didn’t enjoy this pizza the first time I had it (back in 2004), but now it’s one of my favourites on the pizza menu. Serving the clams in shell isn’t the most efficient or graceful route, but it certainly adds character. Plus, there’s something nice about sucking the juices out of the shell, heheh.

For dessert, we had one copetta each. For Tam, the Olive Oil Copetta made with olive oil gelato, lime curd, lilikoi granita, basil syrup, and strawberries. This is the same one Zubair and I had last week.

I spotted a NEW dessert (new as of the last time I went, which was two days before!) on the menu. It took a great deal of energy not to pop our of my bar seat and go HUZZAHH!!! New gelato copettas get me SUPER excited. This particular one matched a new summer flavour, Sweet Corn, with warm white chocolate, and a mix of summer berries including raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, and wonderful little chunks of toasted polenta cake. The berries were fresh, but frozen, and they didn’t defrost them all the way before serving. That was the only sad part ^_^

Post-Otto, we walked over to Mayahuel for a drink and a few more snacks.

There, I had a Selena Fizz composed of blanco tequila, elderflower, graprefruit and lime juice, egg whites, soda, and orange bitters…

…and we shared chicken tamales (they were horrible and overpriced)…

..and an order of chocolate and churros which I wrote up on SENY.

Happy Wednesday! ^_^

Otto
1 Fifth Avenue
NY, NY 10003
(212) 995-9559

Mayahuel
304 E 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

8 Comments
  • K and S
    November 30, -0001

    yummy dinner date!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    November 30, -0001

    Hey Cookie!They put WAY too much cinnamon-sugar on the churros and had it fried much too crisp. Both aren't fatal flaws, so it has potential. Hopefully we were just there on an off night.But goodness, the tamales could not have been saved, haha :)

  • yutjangsah
    July 28, 2009

    looks delish. happy bday passionforfood.

  • Gar
    July 29, 2009

    Happy Birthday! Are you a Leo like moi? :)

  • Tasty Trekker
    July 29, 2009

    Happy B-day!! I saw on SE you didn't love the churros :( That's too bad I've been meaning to try that place. I may go this weekend with Mr. T's parents for drinks before our DBGB dinner. Is there a lot of space in the bar area for a group?

  • Eve
    July 29, 2009

    Happy belated! This stuff is great, I'm going to follow you now :>

  • Kathy YL Chan
    July 30, 2009

    Hey Yutjangsah!Thanks man! ^_^Hey Kat!It was indeed! ^_^Hey Gar!Close enough, I'm a cancer :)Hey Tasty Trekker!I wanted to like the churros! They just…really failed expectations heheh. There's not a lot of space, but there's more seating in the upstairs area where you could easily fit a group of four :)Hey Eve!Thank youuuu! ^_^

  • Cookie
    July 31, 2009

    How could any restaurant screw up on Tamales? Those chocolate churros look amazing and I've NEVER seen them before!

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