Gamba di Pollo
Pan Roasted Chicken, Spaghetti Squash, Chanterelles, Pistachio, Fregola, Hen jus
Frisée, Mustard, Cornichons
Budino di Cioccolato
Dark Chocolate Cremeux, Amaretti, Caramel Gelato
Upon Winter Restaurant Week’s commencement, I visited Ai Fiori as my first pick of the season.
I’ve never been a big fan of butternut squash especially in a soup form, but Zuppa di Zucca converted me into a devout worshiper within the first spoonful of its glory. It goes without saying, the rest of my lunch at Ai Fiori was nothing short of heaven. Quick & Dirty, the rundown of the meal: Country Terrine reminded me of Paris where I first learned the insatiable world of pâté, Tagliatelle ruthlessly beat Maialino’s famous cacio e pepe, Gamba di Pollo was awesome yet I was convinced I could find the same flavor else where. Last ones- Torta di Olio- pure love & Budino di Cioccolatoe was decadent.
Setai Hotel Fifth Avenue
400 5th Avenue, 2nd level
New York, NY 10018