New York: Food Porn

Everyone’s always asking me for NYC foodie recommendations and as I’m gearing towards the end of this wonderful trip, I thought I’d take you on a Hipstamatic tour of some of my fave places to eat in the City.

Malatesta Trattoria

Cute waiters, a sunny terrace, cheap prosecco… this unpretentious West Village Italian resto is one of the best Sunday brunch spots in town. Must try the spaghetti a la chitarra (fresh mozz), the artichoke salad, a plate of prosciutto and the delightful and generous lamb chops platter.


Hiroko’s Place

My new favorite Japanese cafe, right on Thompson Street. Get a mug of the Blue Mountain Coffee – $9 but absolutely worth it! Nice artwork on the walls and not surprisingly, a great candy selection.

Aurora Soho

Perfect brunch spot to cure a hangover. The veal ragu pasta is to die for!

Giorgione

Did anyone say oysters? If I still lived downtown NYC, that’s where you’d find me at least twice a week!

Locanda Verde

My trip got started off right with a delightful lunch in the quiet library room behind Locanda Verde at the Greenwich Hotel. A bottle of fine rosé, Sheep’s Milk Ricotta with sea salt and herbs, Steak Tartare Piedmontese with hazelnuts, truffles and crispy guanciale, Roasted Sea Scallops with sicilian cauliflower and citrus – once all in, I was back in the New York groove…

Magnolia Bakery

It’s just that good!

Gitane at the Jane Hotel

The vibe of this place doesn’t even compare to Gitane’s Nolita location. I always order the same thing: avocado toast, couscous and meatballs, but the entire menu is delish. This is where we toasted the Royal Wedding on Friday!

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