return to Babbo
I have eaten at Babbo many times over the years since the doors first opened. I have had some unbelievable meals there and I have had some okay meals. Last night I returned with two friends, Carole and Sarah, and we had an amazing meal (I'd put up their pic but the one I took was terrible). Not sure how often Mario runs the kitchen there these days but the chef who is there every day is doing a killer job. The place is still packed, people are happy, the food is fantastic, and the music still rocks. Truly…a New York institution.
A treat came out of the kitchen. I highly recommend ordering this. It is a total drop jaw. Think of an Italian empanada. Oozing Italian cheese with herbs inside a delicate savory pastry pie over sauteed winter vegetables. Once it is served, they bring over a special honey that has very little sugar imported from somewhere in Italy drizzled over the top. They might want to consider keeping this on the menu permanently. Woah.
We were so stuffed that dessert wasn't an option. Not that we didn't gobble up this cookie plate before leaving. Such a great time. I am definitely not letting as much time pass before getting back to Babbo. Yum!