I guess you could call this a lost meal now found. EHK had been holding these photos hostage since Febuary and now I get to post about it. This was actually our "Valentine's Day" meal. We aren't big into this Hallmark holiday since everything is crazy expensive and booked for what? Because the card industry tells us that this is the one day that you gotta tell the special person in your life that you love him/her? So what did we do? We didn't go out on the exact date but we happened to both be in town to celebrate Chinese New Years with the respective families and wanted to do something special in the City after all the roast pork and fire crackers.
I had been longing to check out Incanto after listening to a radio interview of Anthony Bourdain in which the radio jockey asked him what was the one place he always wants to go to when he's in the City and he emphatically said this place. So we made reservations and off we were later that week to a meal that would leave us wowed by the end of the night.
|gratis bread and olive tapenade
|"Piglet" Baccalone salumi platter
|Spaghettini, Sardinian cured tuna heart, eqq yolk & parsley (half portion)
|Special for the night: Braised Yellowtail collar and grapes
We are huge fans of eating collar. Its so succulent and tender. The meat is tucked into little crevices, nooks and crannies so it requires a little work getting to the morsels. This work doesn't bother us though since the rewards are well worth it. The braised grapes were interesting as I've never had grapes prepared this way... it definitely had a heightened sweetness. The collar wasn't what we really expecting though. A nice twist as we are use to a more simple preparation of broiled with salt and pepper.
|Yellowtail, endive, and blood orange agrodolce
|Calf's sweetbreads & kidney, farro, radish, and molasses sauce
Would we come back? Yes!!! We are actually planning a return trip when we come home for the holidays at the end of the year. Hopefully it'll be every bit a lovely meal as this was.
W-Sa: 5:30p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Su-M: 5:30p.m. to 9:30 p.m.