Disappointed to miss a much anticipated lunch with make-up artist Anni Bruno, a very decadent “meeting” and one of Gabriella’s fabulous parties due to my accident, drained and broken I was determined to go through with the scheduled photo shoot. It was far too important to me to sacrifice. The shoot was for a contest and it was impossible to reschedule due to other commitments. After a successful shoot, I was invited to a very special tasting. I was very reluctant to be seen in public (anymore) but was certainly tempted by:
housemade ricotta with honey, Garganelli pasta with mushroom ragu, Cavatelli pasta with spicy lamb sausage, Branzino with roasted lemon and olives, and olive oil cake
*Tips for getting people to attend your party? Include the menu in communications leading up to the event. Do you have a good guest list? Let it leak.
Then the guest list tipped the scales for me. I was not going to let vanity get the best of me.
My decision to attend the tasting at L’Artusi, was well rewarded by a delicious evening of amazing food and lovely company. I always appreciate a quality culinary experience right before I leave New York to visit my family in the Midwest. I am happy no exception was made this time.
Three cheers for the fresh ricotta, olive oil cake and the Amaretto cookies covered in pine nuts. This restaurant is a lovely venue for bridesmaid luncheons, showers and rehearsal dinners.
Photos Courtesy of Jen Huang Photography