Dinner at Carbone

After wandering the city for a while, it was time to head to Greenwich Village for our dinner at Carbone. I’ve wanted to try this place for a long time and reservations are not easy to obtain. The restaurant is small and the space is pretty tight. We were seated at a small table in…

Dinner at S. Egidio

It was the weekend and time to finally try S. Egidio in Ridgewood. It’s a small Italian restaurant serving Neapolitan-style pizza, salads, imported salumi & cheese, antipasti, pasta, and homemade desserts. The owners aim to provide guests with an authentic Italian experience. As soon as you walk in, you see the counter and pizza oven…

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. We…

A Delicious Dinner at Leo & Mas Ristorante

We were truly enjoying all the fabulous Thai flavors and dishes during our trip. There didn’t seem to be too many quality Thai restaurants right on Patong Beach though. They were very touristy with workers trying to attract every single person that passed by. You know those places – huge menus with pictures available in…

Gusto 101

After a failed attempt of flying to Toronto for Memorial Day weekend, I had much better weather Labor Day weekend. It was a short flight and only took about an hour and a half to arrive at Pearson International  – made it! I found a pretty good deal for a room at One King West….

Siena Tavern

I knew I wanted a good Italian meal, but it was difficult to narrow it down with so many options around the city. I kept hearing the same few recommendations and finally decided to try Siena Tavern. Located in the River North area and just around the corner from my hotel, this restaurant serves Traditional…

Masseria Dei Vini

It was time to head into the city and do all that touristy holiday stuff again. In addition to seeing the tree and walking around, I looked for a nice restaurant for dinner. We decided on Italian and our first couple of choices were fully booked for the Saturday night. After a bit more research,…