Weekend Food Choices Week 79: Splurge on Comfort Food
we saw Nolita a month ago but because we already had plans that day, we decided to put off testing the authentic NY style pizza … until this weekend
Nolita, short for NOrth of Little ITAly, is named after a neighborhood in Manhattan NYC. This casual pizza restaurant is run by executive chef Cuit Kaufmann, who is also the man behind Borough, the 24-hour restaurant at the Podium. Bringing with him his experience as a New Yorker, he set up Nolita to provide Manila a taste of casual NYC pizza.
The walls are adorned with chic posters on “how to make it in Nolita”
after finally making up our minds what to order, hubby and i sat down and enjoyed our mojitos while waiting for our chow. I had originally wanted the ginger lemonade but they didn’t have it that day so i settled for the watermelon mojito while hubby had their regular mojito…could be better…
instead of numbers, Nolita gives its customers cool photos featuring details of NYC on a stand
I was looking at the interesting the lamp shades on one side of the room when our orders came
On our table:
Hubby decided he wanted to try their burger
Angus beef patty served on freshly made brioche bun
The burger was very tasty but not as juicy as i’d like it. Hubby and i concluded that we still prefer our neighborhood Angus burger joint.
As i had been seriously craving for good onion rings, i was ecstatic when i saw they had beer battered onion rings on the menu. They were a decent size and the batter, pretty good, unfortunately i found it a little too greasy
but hey, we did come here for the pizza
and boy did we come to the right place!
an 8th of a 20 inch pizza, this slice of chicken parmesan made my day! Yeah, it is a bit pricey, but the crisp crust bottom, pillow-like chewy top and bubbly crusty edges with great toppings make it, believe it or not, worth the splurge.
Nolita rotates 16 pizza variations so that each visit is a bit of a surprise.
Next time i hope we’ll be able to catch the wild mushroom and walnut ricotta
What comfort food would you be willing to splurge on?