December 16, 2013

i wish i could tell you that i was going to be posting all of the amazing recipes that i cook, but that is just not the case. i am a terrible cook, and living in nyc just does not help my case! my kitchen is the size of most people's closets, and there are endless amounts of amazing restaurants right outside my doorstep.  so instead, one of my absolute favorite things to do is try new restaurants.

this past weekend, a friend was in town from charleston, another friend got a promotion at work, and another friend got an amazing new job. needless to say, we needed a good spot to celebrate! i had been dying to get to this little italian place in the west village called l'artusi, and it is most of the time, nearly impossible to get a reservation - but we got one! i had heard such amazing things, so my expectations were high. you guys - it was one of the best meals i ever had, the service was great, and the atmosphere was perfect.  

we had the roasted mushrooms {top right}, the brussel sprouts {everything was so delicious, but everyone kept raving about these, they were so. good.}, the spaghetti {most popular item on the menu}, the pici nero {bottom left} and the gnocchi {bottom right}.  definitely one of my new favorite spots!