Not too long ago (surprising, huh?), my good friend The Feisty Foodie took me out for my belated birthday dinner. I mulled it over a bit and eventually settled on L'Artusi. I have enjoyed myself very much at Dell'Anima and L'Apicio with Chef Gabe Thompson in the past so it only made sense to try his other ventures.
After looking over the menu, we decided to share a couple of appetizers, then get our own main courses. To start, I picked the Roasted Mushrooms ($17) with pancetta, fried eggs, and ricotta salata. This dish was excellent. The mushrooms were earthy and chewy, the pancetta fatty and salty, the egg still runny, and the ricotta salata salty yet slightly pungent. Everything just worked really well together in one homogeneous dish.
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New York, NY 10014