|View from Madison Square Park|
|The Empire State Building in the rain|
|Outside tables immediately available|
|Spring Flowers in the rain|
The other day, Mr. Wonderful and I stepped out from our hotel into a semi sunny morning. We decided to walk several miles to Madison Square Park to try a new restaurant for lunch: A Voce. Half way to the park, the rain started, the temperature dropped, and the wind picked up. We arrived at the restaurant a half hour before our reserved time. No problem, the staff greeted us like friends and quickly gave us a table in a warm spot.
Anticipating a serious dinner later in the day, we sampled vegetables like Verza piccola (lemony roasted brussels sprouts with chiles) and Cavolfiore (caulifower with dried organge and
pecorino followed by Orato (dorade with almonds). The fish was good and the vegetables were sublime --though I would have cooked them for another minute. For more insights into hearty vegetables see the recent article in The Wall Street Journal on Meat the Meaty Veggies.
|Beautiful Brussels Sprouts|
We shared a dessert of fresh doughnut balls -- bomboloni alla toscana -- with bittersweet chocolate sauce. Yum.
|Bomboloni with Chocolate Sauce|