milk roasted pork loin is sleeper dish on menu


Excellent menu. I’d have added a second meat dish, but probably wiser not to.


The veal tongue is a nice light starter


bru… lamb sausage, bru


Great report @Chowseeker1999.

Just reading this thread makes want to take my omegas.

The duck looks wonderful, but @PorkyBelly’s pre-glazing photo and both your comments make me want to to try it unadorned.

Remedy for the pancetta / lardo - smear it on crostini like butter? If it was home it would get used to sauté aromatics or melted into a sauce for flavor, but I digress…

I have question: is it wrong to use your powers of persuasion to get your dinner companions to order everything you want so you can try it? :relaxed:


going back next weekend and she’ll be out of keto. jazzed
(are we still saying jazzed? am old)


Hi @TheCookie,

No, not at all. :wink:


Oh man. We were almost too sauced by the time reservations started because we started at AOC with cocktails then walked over to the amazing Bibo Ergo Sum which we didn’t know existed. Sat down and turns out it’s their 1st anniversary and they have 5 crazy cocktails from 5-8$… which is a 1/3 of the cost… trouble… sat next to a very food blogger dude and friend and got to food chatting… then there was still time so we stopped at Marvin for some great Italian wines…

So we walked in to Chi Spacca already sideways and a bottle of 2009 merlot in the bag with intention of taking advantage of their buy one bring one policy. Grabbed a bottle of the same sicilian we just had at Marvin (SP68). This was the first time we didn’t finish our wine at a restaurant in the US. Food was amazing again. Sausages are off for now but the lamb neck that replaced it was fantastic. Didn’t get any of the large format cuts since it was just the two of us and she’s always an appetizers obsessive.

She lost her mind over the Focaccia. Her first time. I’m not even kidding, I think this is the best baked good item in the city.

rabbit terrine - wonderful

foie and sweetbread pate - wonderful

roasted and sauteed… some sort of cute tiny baby eggplants? insanity… never heard of this… and we (armos)eat a lot of eggplants

the lambs neck hitting all the right notes.


Nice ordering.

SP68 is one to keep an eye out for. Second label of Arianna Occhipinti.


Impressive statistic!
Sounds like a perfect evening.


They’re named after a Monty Python routine.

John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.
Plato, they say, could stick it away,
Half a crate of whiskey every day.
Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle.
Hobbes was fond of his dram.
And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart,
“I drink, therefore I am.”


I’ll be a contrarian here and say that the focaccia, while really good, is overrated. I was expecting magic, but what I got instead was some really good bread (I’m not sure I would even call it a focaccia).


Italians call a wide variety of things focaccia, and the Recco version is a serious outlier.


so fascinating… seriously. people’s tastes are so strange.


Welcome to my ‘don’t take food recs seriously’ list

:stuck_out_tongue: xoxo