Happy Sunday! So this mamma’s been working on a rather exciting project (details forthcoming), but let’s just say it was inspired by a recent foodie list that yours truly had put together for Tabelog.
So what I realized, as I was going about in the process, is that:
a) I’ve eaten out way more than I thought
b) I’m particularly drawn to food that is both beautiful and delicious
c) Most of the foodie spots I covet happen to be downtown
I know what you’re thinking… duh, duh and duh! Incidentally, this also led to my arguing with hubs today how I could never leave our neighborhood because... well for all of the obvious reasons I just stated above.
These photos were taken quite some time ago (pre our New Zealand trip I believe, eep!), during a ladies night dinner eating session at All’onda, a lovely Venetian-cuisine restaurant in Union Square. The chef hails from Ai Fiori, so it doesn’t surprise me in the least that class and presentation would be his jam (though the space was certainly not Ai Fiori-like, and if you asked me, needed a bit more work… perhaps that’s changed since the last time I visited, who knows).
However, what it lacked in spatial presentation, it certainly made up for in terms for both food and service. I just remember being absolutely wowed and also feeling incredibly sated by the end o the night – both are excellent feelings, by the way.
I leave you with one last image, which is the thought that, just recently (March 9th to be exact), the restaurant actually hosted a “Biggie themed” tasting menu, in honor of the 10 year death of the Notorious B.I.G. (no joke), which comprised of spiced tomato soup, butter poached escargot, and curried oxtail patties. I’d like you to just savor that for a minute.
In the meantime, I do believe that it’s time to plan another ladies' night!