Friday, October 18, 2019

Day 15, 2019: Norma Gastronomia Siciliana (Kips Bay, NYC)



DAY 15: OCTOBER 15th, 2019

LOCATION: Norma Gastronomia Siciliana (438 Third Ave, New York, NY 10016)

GUEST(S): Russ Feder, Zohar Adner

ORDER: 2 slices of Margherita (Tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil), 2 slices of Mortadella (Mortadella, mozzarella, pistachio, arugula pesto, stracciatella), 1 slice of Norma (Tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil, eggplant, ricotta salata cheese)

A gateway to Sicily. "Benvenuto!" the host proclaimed in his native Italian as I entered Norma Gastronomia Siciliana's cozy Kips Bay dining area.  Roughly translated, the name means "the art of Sicilian cooking" which only addresses one facet a patron of Norma will experience.  This place is Sicily! The food, the drinks, the decor, the staff, the entire vibe is authentically Sicilian. Located in middle of "hurry up and go already" Manhattan, Norma is a peaceful haven where you and your companions will not be rushed as you dine on some of the best food this side of the Mediterranean.  Over the eons, the island of Sicily has become a cultural melting pot based on its fertile soil, strategic location, and trade.  Bringing the best of his native homeland, owner and chef Salvatore Fraterrigo built his menu from the ground up, literally, by sourcing the best ingredients. One of the most popular items is the pizza. Cooked in a wood-fired brick oven with the name "Norma" tiled upon it, the traditional and signature pies are as authentic as they are delicious. As much as I enjoyed the pizza, I coveted everything everyone else ordered. Whether I come back on a date or a nice family meal, I must return to Norma Gastronomia Siciliana.  Until then, Ciao!





slice of Mortadella

slice of Norma


Day 15

Russ Feder, Zohar Adner, and Sean Taylor
1. Zohar Adner is taking a sitcom writing class and a great funnyballer.

Russ Feder Pumptober cookies

2. Russ Feder loves pumpkins.  Every October, which he calls Pumptober, he eats/drinks/does something with pumpkins. Today, he brought pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies that he baked himself. I was honored to be a part of  #pumptober

3. After pizza, I went over to the Magnet Theater to see my wife, Robin, perform with her musical improv group called Nightshade.  They're funny and have great voices.



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18/21 = .857 x 5 = 4.29

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