All dressed up and definitely know where I wanna go tonight… It’s been a long fun day of food and play… but I’ve been craving something….
FINALLLLLLLLLLLLLY got to eat at Graffiato, Top Chef Mike Isabella’s babyyy!!!!
Remember I met him back at Eat + Pray + Heal Japan in NYC last year?! I’ve always been a HUUUUGE fan of him on both of his seasons of Top Chef and wanted him to win All Stars SO bad. Yep. I want his pepperoni sauce in me. And OH EM GEE, he remembered meeeeeee :D WOOHOOO!!! SOOOO psyched to finally eat here, been wanting to since the huge hype of Graffiato before it even opened!!!! *dance dance*
Yep. This guy.
Awww what a cutie :D He was smilie and talkative just as I remembered :] I always get so chef-struck #fattienerd
Ok, back to the food MMMM, check out the menu…
We got seated so that I had the PERFECT view of the open kitchen… I couldn’t stop staring….. it was like a chef’s table without the fancy price tag
Do you see the pepperoni sauce?
Close up!!! It’s blurry and bright but yes it’s in that tub of red <3 YAYYYYYY
My champagne flute was flowing with bubbles from the Prosecco tap. YES PROSECCO ON TAP!!!!! [at least that's what W told me, blame him if it's not true hahaha jk] – I need to get this installed in my house!
First up?! W knew what I REALLLLLLY wanted… Isabella’s sauce…. *cough*
Flat Bread & Pepperoni Sauce
SOOOO excited to dip my bread in the sauce…
Up close of the Pepperoni Sauce *orgasm*
It was like liquified pepperoni… HOLY MOLY this was just as amazing as I thought it would be. I can finally check this off of my dreamlist of things I must eat. I could dip my leather shoe in this sauce and eat it up. WOW, I’ve never used that and always wanted to LOL…
W hiding from my picture taking again… I left my digicam back in my other jacket so everything tonight was from iPhone…. HAHA good thing I’m photo ninja and caught him in the act of covering his face…
Delicious Meat Plate <#
That *points* was my favorite. You’ll just have to try them all to figure out which one I’m pointing at!
Honey Glazed Onions, Nigella
This jumped straight out at me on the menu. I. LOVE. BURRATA. Creamy happy deliciousness melting on my tongue and down the back of my throat. Delicious with the tangy sweet onions, scallions and just HAPPINESS. This was amazing and I could eat a tub of this. Swim thru and just inhale into my lungs. I. LOVE. BURRATA.
Spicy Pepper Relish, Walnut, Feta
I also love broccolini, I eat it a couple of times a week… and I love feta and walnuts SOOOOOO why not?! The only downside to this dish was that it was cold – I expected it to be hot; It kinda thru me off a bit…
Glazed Pork Cheeks
Sweet Potatoes, Pecans
Tender, juicy, meaty and just melted in my mouth. SOOOO delicious with the silky sweet potato mash and the crunch of the pecans. LOOOOOVE pecans. MMMMM I should re-create this for a thanksgiving dish this year! SOOOO HAPPPY in my mouth!!
“We’re gonna be farting all night” – W
HAHAHA.. these were yummy.. a little bit overcooked for me but I LOOOOVE cauliflower – YUM! And no, no farting… hahahaha.. there was a bit of tang to it, definitely
Romesco, Olives, Almonds
Soft, slow cooked, long cooked… Most of the time I eat my octopus with a bit of bite and chew to it… but this was creamy and had delicious flavors…. I missed the chew but adored the flavors that came with it… PLUS.. I’m a sucker for tentacles.. I’m such a texture whore…
Crispy Potato Gnocchi
Wild Mushrooms, Stracciatella
AMAZING! Toasted and creamy.. MMMMMM I’ve had good gnocchi but mostly BAD GNOCCHI.. These were delicious…. Scrumptious mushrooms… creamy creamy melty and drippy Stracciatella OMG happiness… have you noticed the theme lately? Happiness and happy is being used a lot.
Sopressata, Pepperoni, Sausage, Tomato, Stracciatella
OMG look at that gooey deliciousness!!!!!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAMZING. Meaty, juicy, CREAAAAAAMY ooey gooey sexy cheese… the crust was just as amazing as the toppings – SUCH a great way to end a huge dinner – I can never eat too mucuh pizza. LOOK AT THAT. I was trying to figure out what was Porky’s revenge – the fact that we were EATING porky OR that we would probably have a fun time on the toilet after eating this. THAT decadent and amazing BUT SO SO SO WORTH it!
W was full and even tho I PICKED the dessert, he didn’t wanna share.. again.. hahahaha
Just kidding :] I ended up eating most of these…
ZeppolesAutumn Spices, Pumpkin Caramel
SOOOOOOOOOO GOOD. Tasted like autumn and Thanksgiving. I smothered EACH BITE with the marscapone – SOOOO GOOOOOOD!!!!! SOOO DECADENT – I’m an indulger… MMMMM…. Creamy happy orgasm…
Thanks Chef for exceeding my already super super super high expectations for your delicious food! I’ll be back soon :] #stalk!