Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Trattoria Machiavelli, NYC
Breathtaking Tulips & Expertly-made Pasta
One of the best things about New York City is that you can pretend you are somewhere else. Sitting among the 15,000 tulips ablaze in the West Side Community Garden, I'm in Holland rather than on West 89th between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues.
And sitting at the Trattoria Machiavelli's bar, eating a perfectly-prepared Pappardelle Alla Pecora Nera while sipping on a 2009 Aglianico Del Vulture, it was easy to imagine myself have a late afternoon leisurely lunch in Rome.
519 Columbus Avenue (corner of West 85th Street)
Piatti di Pasta Fresca Fatta a Mano
Pastas are all handmade in the traditional style by Andrea Fiano [pictured left]
Pappardelle Alla Pecora Nera
Sauteed Pappardelle with Tomato Sauce Topped with Prosciutto Crudo, Grilled Zucchini and Fresh Basil
Westside Community Garden