|Torrisi's embossed wine menu - the little things still impress me|
Now, they take reservations up to one month in advance either via their website (http://www.torrisinyc.com/reservations) or over the phone - take note, these spots fly fast! Sadly, I didn't know this until I showed up at their door at 5pm one day in February and was told the next available dinner slot was in March. Super sad. Well...fast forward one and a half months and I'm back WITH a reservation this time!
|I've made it inside! Yay!|
|Our seats at the bar offered a view of the chef's at work!|
As I touched upon above, Torrisi offers only two choices for dinner - a 7-course prix fixe menu for $65 or a 20-course tasting menu for $125 (first offered in Dec 2011). I was interested in their classic 7-course meal which comes with an assortment of four antipasti to share, a pasta, an entree choice (fish or meat option), and cookie plate.
The menu changes on a weekly (if not daily) basis so I won't go into too much detail about what we ate (since you probably will see different options if you go). The night's menu is written in chalk on the wall next to the chef's/bar table. This is what we were offered for our dinner:
|Our menu for the night|
|Torrisi's famous mozzarella|
|Fresh mozzarella - so soft and pillowy!|
|Spring greens salad with fresh pecorino cheese|
|Fresh pepperoni served with pea shoots|
|Softshell crab mixed fry (with calamari, onion and asparagus)|
For our pasta dish, we were served sea shell pasta with octopus and potato. This was my favorite dish of the night!!!! The octopus was perfection and its light taste was flavorful and perfectly complemented the shells. WOW! If I could, I would come back and order this by the bucket. Sigh...
|My favorite of the night: shell pasta with octopus and potato|
|Entree - John Dory fish|
After our entrees, we were surprised with palate cleansers in the form of miniature lemon italian ices! These were fantastic and refreshing!
|Our palate cleansers - miniature lemon italian ices|
|Cookie plate dessert|
Piggy says Yes!
Thank for reading - Piggy KK