Saturday, May 09, 2015

eat your heart out at EATALY in NYC...or opt for oysters at PJ CLARKE's (5-5-15)

I'm in NYC for a couple of days and not really eating, but stopped at Mario Batali's EATALY (200 5th Ave at 23rd St) emporia. You have to choose if you want meat, cheese, fish or what and I went for pizza.pasta at Le Cucine d'Eataly and wolfed down an awesome cooked Prosciutto Cotto & Ramp "salad" and then a Pizza Capricciosa laden with mozzarella, tomato, olives, artichokes and mushrooms. A glass of Morello di Scansano "I Perizzi" 2013 from La Mozza which was full bodied and tasty.

I wanted cappuccino and found it in another are and it was supreme...

After the opera we stopped across the street in the Empire Hotel's PJ Clarkes where I enjoyed a Jalapeno Cucumber Margarita and a dozen superb oysters:

Naked Cowboy from NY..smallish but yummy

plump Saddle Rocks from Conn.

super salty Fanny Bay from BC

Neptune's Choice from Wash state

and the elegant Shabumi from Wash and awesome Kusshi from BC