Okay, so I have to admit it. I was really excited about our trip to Babbo. So many people had been raving about the food that it was hard not to be. And while I was definitely eager to try Marc Forgione, I didn't have as strong of a "pre-meal excitement". However, after both meals, I was a fool for not having such emotion. I honestly can say that I liked Marc Forgione better.
|Kiwi, Tequila, Tarragon, Cointreau|
|Chili Lobster, Texas Toast|
This was one of our favorite dishes of the entire weekend. A briny and spicy broth with huge chunks of lobster accompanied by this Texas Toast.
|Red Snapper, Calamari Puttanesca, Sundried Tomato, Basil|
|Seared Duck Breast, Foie Gras, Thai Peanut Sauce, |
Balsamic Reduction, Baby Fennel
|Black Sea Bass, Gnocchi di Pesce, Olde Salt Littleneck Clams, |
|Banana Betty Souffle|
|Tattoos and Strawberries|
When this was ordered, I had no idea it would come out like this. Homemade ice cream in miniature ice cream cones.
The food was really phenomenal. We ordered so much food and drinks that it was hard for me to recollect all of the emotions I had when tasting each dish. Towards the end of our meal, we had an opportunity to get a picture with the Iron Chef himself. We couldn't thank him enough for a spectacular meal. One that, as a whole, I won't forget soon.
New York, New York 10013