PLAN DATE: SAT / DEC. 8
Start the night off with cocktails and authentic Italian appetizers at Obicà Mozzarella Bar Pizza e Cucina. Aim to arrive during their aperitivo happy hour offered every day from 3-6pm with house red, white and rose for $7, cocktails for $8 and beer for $6. Nosh on dishes like the parmigiana di melanzane made with grilled eggplant, mozzarella di bufala, and tomato sauce or the polpette (meatballs) made with grass fed angus beef and tomato sauce.
Next, walk up the block for dinner at the famous Armani Ristorante 5th Avenue. With a new menu featuring seasonal dishes just in time for the holidays, Armani Ristorante boasts quite the selection. The new menu incorporates dishes inspired from different regions of Italy while also including aspects from Japan and American barbecue. Menu highlights include the house-made tortellini stuffed with Genovese-style pork, onions, and white wine and topped with melted butter and Parmesan cheese or the wood-fire grilled Colorado lamb loin paired with a Japanese-inspired ‘nduja of vegetables fermented with koji, as well as smoked potato foam.
Dinner, Drinks, Shopping
Can Get Pricey
Obicà Mozzarella Bar Pizza e Cucina
590 Madison Ave, inside the IBM Building, Manhattan
idk tip: For a true Italian experience order the mozzarella bar experience, you won’t regret it.
717 5th Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: Dine on Mr. Armani’s childhood favorite pasta dish Casoncelli made with buffalo and sheep ricotta, fresh spinach, melted butter, and sage.