Tag Archives: Proscuitto

Shopping for a TURKEY on Arthur Avenue

We schlepped up to the BRONX..……to the Italian Markets…….looking for an Italian Turkey……….NO TURKEY……..but a lot of cute Italians.

Arthur Avenue is the place to get your Proscuitto.

I passed on the oysters but got a whole salami……….peppered.

The price for the whole proscuitto was $299……not bad.

Where did we end up??  WHITE CASTLE.  It has been 60 years since I ate one of those……back then they were 12 for a dollar.  Today it tasted just as yukky as it did in 1960.

LUNCH ….. Olio e Piu ….. Greenwich Village

LUNCH in Greenwich Village………at OLIO e PIU.

TRATTORIA & ENOTECA

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#3 Greenwich Avenue on the corner of 6th ave.

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The cute bartender, Alec, can satisfy your every wish.

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My pizza in the hands of a pro…….the CHEF!

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The wood fired oven is a marvel………as is the pizza.

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Our waiter, Guiseppe……oh so sweet and professional.

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James…….a drama student from London …… in NYC on holiday……wanted to see “the Village”.

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Dining at the next table a lovely couple from London……tho she is Dutch and he  a Parisian.

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Espresso for Michel…….and delightful conversation for the four of us.

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Pistacchio and espresso gelato………buon gusto!

 

OSTERIA DEL PRINCIPE on East 23rd Street

While walking across East 23rd Street today………..I discovered a new Italian Osteria.

A restaurant with a contemporary setting but loaded with charm.

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What is an Osteria?  Originally……in old Italy….a place with simple wine and food.  But here you will get high end Italian wines and high end proscuitto as well as fine deli meats.

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If you have been to Bologna,Italy………..you will certainly have dated at “Osteria del Cappello”…… it has been there since 1375!  True!

 Now you can get the same quality…….on 23rd Street……..but here it  is prepared “grand-ma style”.

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What is proscuitto?  A pig or wild boars ham [hind leg or thigh].

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Decor added for a “homey” touch.

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You may prefer to sit at the counter and watch the chef prepare your meal.

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It take about two years to “cure”proscuitto……….and a lot of salt.

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The wine bar tables…………a nice place to meet up with friends after work.

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Carlotta……..with her adorable accent…… will make sure your meal is a special one.

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And your waiter ………..ever so friendly………will guide you in your choices.

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Hmmmmm……..this machine is a bit intimidating………..but does add an “UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL” touch!