DAY 10: OCTOBER 10th, 2022
LOCATION: Rosemary's East (350 1st Ave., New York, NY 10010)
GUEST(S): Ange DeManti, Maddy Mako, Michael McLarnon
ORDER: 1 slice of Margherita (tomato, mozzarella, basil), 1 slice of Burrata Margherita (tomato, mozzarella, burrata, basil), 1 slice of Spinach & Mushroom (white wine lemon cream mozzarella, parmigiano), 1 slice of Cacio & Pepe (mozzarella, taleggio, cream, parmigiano, black pepper)
Movin' on up to the East side. Rosemary's East opened its doors in the East Village back in 2021 and, based on the size alone, finally got a piece of the pie. Patrons sit in one of several pristinely clean yet rustic dining areas and this is not even including the spacious Rosemary Pantry next door. Whether you are in the well-lit main room, the private backroom, or in one of the two outdoor seating areas that flank the restaurant, you are virtually transported to Italy for the duration of your meal. Like its sister restaurant located across town, Rosemary's East serves a full menu of high quality food and drink including wood-fired Napoletana style pizzas. Take a date, a family, or even a co-worker but, most importantly, take an appetite. I recommend you and your guests ordering a signature pie per person and then swapping slices when they arrive to the table. That way you can taste something more traditional like the Margherita as well as something more creative like the Zucchini & Green Garlic Pesto in the same visit. Rosemary's East also offers a host of specials including Happy Hours and Lunch Prix fixes so be on the look out for those. Meet you there!
Burrata Margherita pie
Spinach & Mushroom pie
Cacio & Pepe pie
slice of Margherita
slice of Spinach and Mushroom
Sean Taylor, Maddy Mako, Michael McLarnon, Ange DeManti
1. Maddy Mako wore her shoes for the last time.
2. The best compliment Michael McLarnon has ever received was when someone told him that he could hang out with him for hours and not get tired of him.
3. Ange DeManti arrived in a Pizza Planet T-shirt - a reference to both pizza and Toy Story - two of my favorite things!
18.5/21 = .881 x 5 = 4.40