I was craving really good Italian food when I was at NYC. We made two reservations, one of them is Mario Batali’s Del Posto, for some high end treat.
Even with our reservation (at 10), we had to wait for a bit before sitting down. The space is, to my delight, brightly illuminated while remaining romantic. The spacious hall size dining space with two floors gave a sense of grandeur.
Very good bread with soft butter that melt on your bread.
Amuse Bouche. The gold flake one is a hash brown bite. It’s got to be the most fancy looking hash brown I’ve ever had in my life.
Pumpkin Cappellacci with Almond Milk, Black Truffles & Dried Sage. 22 The pumpkin and almond sauce give the dish a delightful sweet, creamy flavor (the truffle wasn’t really needed for this already lovely dish). I love it!
Spaghetti with Dungeness Crab, Sliced Jalapeno $& Minced Scallion 28. The Jalapeno gave it a wonderful kick, and even helped highlighting the freshness of the crab. A Special Fish of the Night.
I forgot what dessert it was (wasn’t too memorable), and the complimentary petit fours. I totally forgot to get the one with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Gelato.
There’re interesting take on classic sauce and menu, though In the end I wasn’t too blown away (like how I felt about Vetri) perhaps I needed to try the tasting menu or sample more dishes (hard to do for a 2 person table).
Del Posto (212) 497-8090
85 10th Avenue., NY, 10011