Neb Knights Barolo Dinner
@ L'Apicio, East Village, NYC, 2/6/2016

A small subset of the Nebbiolo Knights was already in NYC for Antonio Galloni's La Festa del Barolo Gala Dinner and 2011 Barolo Tasting, so we got together for one more dinner before heading home.

We met at L'Apicio, 13 East First Street (between Second & Bowery) in the East Village. Just a few blocks south of where the Fillmore East and Ratner's once reigned. The food was delicious and well-matched to the wines. We were joined by Giuseppe and Isi Vaira of G.D. Vajra Winery, and a few other interesting guests who stopped by.

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L'Apicio is beautiful new restaurant from the same folks that brought us L'Artusi.
The warm modern interior was designed by Workshop/APD.
Here are a couple of photos of the interior from their website.
The photo on the right is of the space where we ate.

There are more photos of L'Apicio on the website of Workshop/APD.

People Photos

Neb Knight Kelly Walker stopped by with his friend Moritz Rogosky of Il Caberlot.
They had another commitment, so they didn't stay for dinner with us.

Greg dal Piaz and Isi Vaira.

Isi Vaira and Todd Tucker.

Jamie Wolff and Giuseppe Vaira.

I guess Henry Kahn and Tom Maskell got there later and I didn't get a photo of them. :(

Flight 1

Flight 2
Charred Octopus with Fregola, Pepperoni, Olives, and Lemon.

Flight 3
Broccoli Rabe Ravioli with Ricotta Salata and Chives.

Flight 4
Tagliatelle with Wild Mushrooms and Parmesan.

Side Dish
Cauliflower with Pine Nuts and Breadcrumbs.

The generous folks at L'Apicio brought us an assortment of desserts.

Olive Oil Cake with Candied Winter Citrus, and Crème Fraîche Mousse:

Croissant Bread Pudding with Honeycrisp Apple Compote, Candied Pecans, and Crème Fraîche Gelato.

Banana Tiramisu with Peanutbutter Mousse, Banana Cake, and Vanilla Wafers.

Chocolate Truffle Cake with Espresso Gelato and Whipped Cream.


Just another fun get-together with good friends, good food, and good wine.

Notes posted from CellarTracker.



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