We met our friend for lunch at Torissi. A relatively new place on Mulberry Street right off of Prince. Been open for about six weeks. They are now open for dinner too. Order at the corner, grab a seat and they bring you your food. Cash only.
It is places like Torissi that make me love NYC even more. The food is outrageously delicious. If I cooked like this at home and ate like this every day, I wouldn't be able to fit through the door. We split everything and I could have licked the plate.
Sliced turkey that has been brined for over a day in a mixture of herbs, roasted and sliced. Wow. Juicy, tasty and the perfect balance of herbs. We had that with whipped ricotta and a spicy sauce. On the side, roasted cauliflower. Roasted to the point that the cauliflower was almost burnt with pieces of rosemary through out. Wow. I'm tossing rosemary in my cauliflower next time.
A must have is the chicken parmigiana. Don't remember the last time I had chicken parm but I forgot how good it can be. Lightly fried chicken that was juicy inside coated with oozing mozzarella in a roll with a few other things mixed in.
We also had a side of big white beans that had been made with big chunks of bacon. The beans had probably been braised with the bacon for hours. A caponata that had some golden raisins, eggplant, tomatoes and perhaps a hint of cinnamon. Put that on a piece of bread and you are set for the day.
By the time we got our food, the line began. My guess is that line will go on all the way through dinner. What a find. Loved that I could wash it down with a diet Dr. Browns Cream soda.