Well here we are post 200. I can't believe it's been 5 months since I started this blog! I wanted to commemorate this milestone with a feast, but unfortunately I fell short. The feast still happened though.
Post 200 is about one of my favorite midtown Italian spots. Today was the first day for the first years, which means I'm a third year. Eeeep!! I was excited to take Ms. A, my associate buddy out to lunch and of course to share some of the details of life at the firm.
I desperately wanted to order an appetizer but knew that I needed to save room for dessert. Besides, the bread was delicious and more than enough to get me through the wait.
Ms. A decided ordered the elegant Orecchiette Casarecci Con Cime Di Rapa E Gamberetti homemade little shell "orecchiette" pasta in a garlic olive oil sauce with shrimp and broccoli rabe.
The presentation was excellent and I truly wished I had some broccoli rabe on my plate. However, none of that for me. I ordered Tonnarelli Sciue' Alla Moda Napoletana homemade spaghetti "chitarra" style in a spicy tomato sauce with clams, calamari and shrimp.
Simply spectacular. IMHO, the most fabulous part of Remi's food is the homemade pasta. There truly is a difference between fresh and dry pasta. Each bite left me wanting more yet satisfied. The sauce was also incredible and aren't those were the biggest shrimp I've seen in a long time. They were delectable!
Although the entree was quite filling, I still felt inclined to order the dessert. Ms. A agreed to take a couple of bites so I went ahead and ordered the Cioccolatissimo. A warm soft chocolate cake served with vanilla ice cream. I was especially excited at the prospect that this took 15 minutes to prepare. Our server came out and told us there was no vanilla ice cream so we went with the nutella ice cream.
My goodness. This dessert did not disappoint. Every bite was amazing. The middle of the cake oozed more chocolate goodness and the nutella was so creamy it didn't taste like a double chocolate dessert. As I write this I realized I never tasted the spoon like biscuit next to the nutella. Drats!
Oh Remi, you were amazing. Anyone looking for classically delicious Italian food, especially pasta, should go to Remi. The menu can be somewhat difficult to read because of the font and the two languages, but if you take the time to look through it you are sure to find a delicious meal.