Fortunately, our friend had invited us for his birthday celebration. Danny Meyer is a New York City Restaurateur and Maialino's is his restaurant; among others such as Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern and Shake Shack; all of which I like! Maialino is a Roman Italian restaurant. He chose Nick Anderer as his executive Chef who worked as a sous chef at Gramercy Tavern.
For the birthday celebration, we were given a private room with a long table for 20 people.
|This was ramps on Italian bread from Sullivan Bread (my favorite bread purveyor in the City)|
On the left were mushrooms with a delicious puree.
On the left is the grilled asparagus wrapped in prosciutto on a bed of finely grated parmigiana cheese
|OUR MENU FOR THE EVENING|
|(1) CARCIOFINI FRITTI - Fried Artichokes with Anchovy Sauce on the side|
(I highly recommend! The anchovy was so mild and smooth that I could not even taste the hint of anchovy)
|PRIMI: MALFATTI AL MAIALINO - Suckling Pig Ragu & Arugula|
(This was very good. )
|SECONDI: SPEZZATINO D'AGNELLO Braised Lamb, Taggiasca Olives & Spinach|
|SPIGOLA RIGATA Roasted Striped Bass, Fingerling Potatoes, Orange & Fennel|
|DOLCI (Dessert): TORTA DELLA NONNA - Pine Nut Tart & Lemon Caramel|
PANNACOTTA - Ricotta Custard & Red Wine Poached Pear