new york food culture: eataly

On 5th and 23rd, Eataly awaits you with a choice of 5 different eateries, lots of fresh produce, and a wide selection of Italian imported products. After a day of traveling, I took the healthy route and dined at Le Verdure, the vegetable-based restaurant. However, as I walked around after eating, I noticed the pastas and had some regrets. Nonetheless, it was a great meal with gelato to finish! Buon appetite!

the selection of aromatic mushrooms; gorgeous, but quite overpriced

sweet and strong

doughy on the inside, crisp as can be on the outside

salted peppers

scarola alla griglia: grilled bitter greens with pine nuts, currants, parmigiano reggiano, and aged balsamic 

verdure alla piastra: a selection of warm vegetables and farro salad in a nebbiolo vinaigrette

fresh peach sorbetto

200 5th AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10010


all about the ingredients: pizzeria mozza

On the corner of highland and melrose lies MOZZA. There's the osteria and the pizzeria right next door to one another, but for a much more casual and less extreme dining experience, the pizzeria is beyond perfection. Famous for its yeasty pizza crust, yet the ingredients truly make the dishes stand out.

as simple as a plate of prosciutto

meatballs al forno

bruschette: white beans alla Toscana with extra virgin olive oil and saba

rucola, funghi, and piave

pizza: fennel sausage, panna, red onion, and scallions

pizza: bianca with fontina, mozzarella, sottocenere, and sage



saturday morning omelets

I always throw in whatever is in the house.
Trader Joe's prosciutto, Trader Joe's thickly grated cheese, farmer's market sliced cherry tomatoes, and farmer's market heirloom spinach (slightly sauteed before thrown in). 
Other delicious omelet concoctions:
-chard (or another bitter green) and sliced onion omelet (make sure to saute the onions a little bit before putting them in)
-mushroom, spinach, tomato, and grated cheese omelet
-sausage and sliced potato omelet (good with an addition of onions as well)
-veggies galore: zucchini, red bell peppers, asparagus, spinach, onions, eggplant, and lots of delicious herbs



all day, every day: heirloom tomatoes

All ingredients Hollywood Farmer's Market fresh: heirloom tomatoes, homemade feta and sheep cheese (from a wonderful Greek stand), sun-dried tomatoes, wild arugula, and balsamic glaze.