Oh, how I heart a good date night. Last night Midtown Chap and I had the pleasure to attend a NYC Food Blogger dinner at Manhattan’s Zero Otto Nove, an Italian restaurant from chef Robert Paciullo located in the Flatiron district. With rustic Italian decor in the background (including romantic lighting, perfect for a first date), our dinner began with classic Neapolitan-style pies draped in delish toppings and rounded off with a soft and chewy thin crust.
Margarita Pizza: Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, parmigiano & basil
Pizza Special: Mascarpone cheese, Burrata, Capers, and Arugula.
Next we dined on al dente radiatori pasta baked in tin foil which, when opened, had the most savory scent of porcini mushrooms. The 2nd dish we tried was the oricciette with broccoli with toasted almonds which added a nice texture to the perfectly cooked pasta.
Radiatori in Cartoccio: Radiatori pasta cooked in tinfoil with porchini mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and bread crumbs w/shaved parmigiano cheese
Oricciette con Broccoli di Rapa: Oricciette with broccoli rate, toasted almonds, and pecorino cheese.
Pasta was followed by a fork tender, slow cooked braised short rib in a peroni sauce.
Brasato alla Peroni: Short ribs braised in a peroni sauce with hot cherry peppers & topped with gorgonzola
Fabulush NYC Food Bloggers!
A delish dinner in a beautiful restaurant, dahlings be sure to check out Zero Otto Nove NYC for your next Date Night! For rezzies, call (212) 242-0899.