When I moved to NYC almost a decade ago, I was obsessed with the new. New restaurants, new friends, new clothing, etc. But now the new doesn’t seem so novel, and I just have my favorites, the tried and true. Del Posto – a most happy place made for leisurely affairs, is high on that list.
Friday lunch with Christina (see previous Del Posto posts here, here, and here :) started with glasses of rosé and six perfect bites. Chickpeas and truffles, lobster, ricotta and cucumbers, chilled gazpacho, and risotto flecked in gold.
Warm bread (do not skip the olive bread), butter, and whipped lardo.
An autumn pumpkin salad with honey crisps and…
…lobster salad oreganata.
The luna piena, with castelmagno tucked between two paper thin layers of pasta. A giant, decadent raviolo with finished with black truffles and butter.
Pork and veal agnolotti with sugo finto, parsnip purée, and chocolate-espresso.
Apician spiced duck with braised endives, olives, and hazelnuts.
A palate cleaner of gelato and sorbet followed by…
…my favorite part of the meal. Desserts by Brooks Headley. What a treat :)
Pecorino cake with honey gelato and roasted pears…
…torta carotina with cured lemon and parsley gelato. We couldn’t get over the pure, bright color of the gelato. Three scoops on a sugar cone, please ^_^
And not on the menu yet (but soon, hopefully!), a pair of crisp apple fritters..
…with killer maple syrup from Montreal.
Moscato in a most exquisite glass…
…and a few more sweets. Chocolates…
…bomboloni and polenta tarts. Grapefruit with campari and lolipops of olive oil gelato dipped in dark chocolate.
Thank you, to everyone at Del Posto, for making each visit more and more special. Till next time ^_^