While the Rachel haircut may now seem a little cringeworthy, some things, like our love for L’Artusi, are eternal.
ICYMI, L’Artusi is one of our very favorite restaurants; visit after visit we are blown away by menu staples and specials alike, as well as the bustling vibe that is quintessential downtown New York City. Although the trend of late has been in a similar vein, L’Artusi proves that high-caliber food does not need to come at a high price or stuffy setting. So imagine what a fantastic Monday night I must have had when we David “Ross Geller” Schwimmer sat down right next to us at L’Artusi. I had a friend that was hooking up with him for a while, so to me Schwimmer is more on the “I could totally hang out with him” celebrity spectrum, but still a fun sighting none the less. Schwimmer was doing his best “look at me don’t look at me” thing by wearing a baseball cap throughout the entire meal, but he also ordered a martini, which I respect. Not sure what else he ordered ( a salad for sure), but below is the breakdown of my meal, which reminds me over and over how much I L’ove L’Artusi.
The mushrooms with pancetta, fried egg, and ricotta salata : This is one of the best vegetable dishes you will ever have, with every component prepared perfectly on their own but even more perfecter (yes I can say that) when eaten all together. This is the first time that I didn’t have to share this dish and I have never been happier.
Beef carpaccio: So thin, yet so full of flavor and texture.
Spaghetti with garlic, chiles and parmesan: Deceptively simple, this is my favorite pasta, always cooked perfectly, bursting with simple flavors done right.
Tagliatele with bolognese bianco and parmesan: Once you go white you can never go back…
Special with lamb ragu: Lamb that must have fallen off the bone with these thick, sturdy little pasta nuggets and fresh tomato sauce, a special, and so special indeed
Hazelnut chocolate torta- Basically a fancy candy bar…