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Luzzo’s for Pasta

211 1st Ave
(between 12th St & 13th St)
New York, NY 10003

I’ve mentioned my favorite pizza place a number of times on my blog because pizza is one of my favorite food groups and to this day, Luzzo’s still amazes me every time I go.  It’s not even a comfort food.  Every time I take a bite out of the Campana (pictured above: tomatoes, mozzarella, shaved parmesan, cherry tomatoes, and basil for $17), it tastes even better than I remembered.  Every time!  It’s always juicier, more flavorful, crust chewier, basil more pungent than the last time.  So effing good.

But I’ll stop at that and focus on the other dishes now.  This here has become one of my favorite pastas in the city.  It is the Pappardelle Speck E Porcini, which is made with homemade pasta, speck, porcini mushrooms, and truffle oil.  I actually blogged about it briefly before but my experience was not as good.  I’ve now had this pasta three times and I think that first time was just an off-day for Luzzo’s.  The next two times I had the pasta, it was perfectly al dente and deliciously creamy.  The porcini mushrooms had a nice bite to them and of course a very strong shroomy flavor (highlighted even further by the truffle oil) which contrasted nicely with the cream sauce.  Speck is very similar to prosciutto as they both come from the hind leg of the pig.  However, speck differs in that it is cured after it has been deboned.  It is also smoked with a variety of spices, which prosciutto is not.  As a result, the ham is slightly less tender than prosciutto but much more complex in flavor.  The smokiness went very well with the mushrooms and egg noodles.  Definitely one of my favorite pastas.


Fresh Pappardelle with Scallops – I love eating at home.

Sorry I’ve disappeared off the face of this blog.  My family was in town so I was busy eating with them (yay more blogging content!*).  I like to keep somewhat of a schedule for blogging… it’s kind of like running.  The more you do it, the more you enjoy it and want to keep doing it.  Once you stop… it’s so hard to start again.  So here I am, starting again, after a one week hiatus.

I have more Vegas restaurants to post from my recent trip but I will publish them later… thinking about Vegas makes me tired.  That place is seriously draining… draining physically, mentally, and on my wallet.  After all hardcore restaurant binges, I seriously just want to eat at home all week.  Here is a home cooked meal I made for LAW and I after my parents left this weekend.

My mom bought me a pound of fresh scallops and fresh handcut pappardelle from Eataly (among other things… she really tried to stock my fridge with things I only buy on “special occasions” … ah she spoils me :D).  I tried to look up some recipes but was uninspired so decided to just wing it and create something of my own.  Tomatoes?  Always.  I was in the mood for corn… why not?   Continue reading Fresh Pappardelle with Scallops – I love eating at home.