The Pasta Tasting at Babbo

I’ve been so busy catching up on things, I totally forgot to post my fantastic birthday dinner at Babbo! I headed to the city with my mom for dinner and a show. I finally got to see The Book of Mormon and finally tried the pasta tasting menu at Mario Batali’s popular Italian restaurant.

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Dinner at Babbo

We had reservations, but still had to wait for around minutes. No biggie. There’s hardly any space to wait though. We were seated at the booth near the door as soon as it was ready.

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Bar

It was a special occasion, so we had to try the pasta tasting menu! I also decided to do the wine pairing. Why not? The dinner began with a complimentary plate of chickpea bruschetta.

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Chickpeas
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Pasta Tasting Menu
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Wine Pairing

With my first glass of wine ready, the tasting began with the Black Tagliatelle with Peas and Castelmagno. It was incredible!

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Black Tagliatelle
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Next Wine

My mom and I both agreed that each pasta dish was delicious. Portions were just right. The pasta was cooked perfectly as well.

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Casunzei with Poppy Seeds
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Garganelli with Funghi Trifolati
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Mom Approves
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Agnolotti al Pomodoro
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Pappardelle Bolognese

It was time to move onto dessert which was paired with a sweeter wine.

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Moscato

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Dessert Wine

The desserts were yummy. I really enjoyed the olive oil cake with gelato.

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Olive Oil Cake and Gelato

The tasting menu listed the vanilla panna cotta as the second dessert, but it was substituted with a warm apple tart. No complaints.

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Warm Apple Tart

An array of sugar was brought out for my mom’s coffee. Very nice.

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Dessert

Dinner ended with a few small cookies and biscotti. I’m so glad I finally dined here. The food was great. The service was okay and could have been better. The restaurant was very busy and the bar area was crowded and loud, but that didn’t deter us from enjoying our pasta tasting.

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Cookies and Biscotti

Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca
110 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10011
(212) 777-0303
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Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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