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Babbo - for a dining partner who's willing to expand his eating horizons, but not as far as me!

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Babbo - for a dining partner who's willing to expand his eating horizons, but not as far as me!

ScarlyAngel | Jan 18, 2010 07:10 PM

My husband and I are going to Babbo for the first time Sat. night. I'm pretty much willing to try anything. Well, except for the tripe perhaps. Husband is expanding his horizons a bit for me so that we can share courses, but he won't go too far. :) Here is what I am thinking to share - any suggestions for the gaps?

ANTIPASTI (just one)
-- Grilled octopus (he's willing for this)
-- He won't do the pig's foot or the lamb's tongue. I don't think I've seen many of the other appetizers mentioned on here, so I'm thinking of skipping a 2nd app?

PRIMI (two or three)
-- chianti stained pappardelle with wild boar ragu
-- beef cheek ravioli
-- mint love letters and pumpkin lune don't appeal and while I would LOVE to do the goose liver ravioli, he won't do that. I'm thinking of a 3rd dish here since we're not getting two appetizers - would that be too much food? If not, I'm leaning towards the black spaghetti as a 3rd.

SECONDI (just one)
-- Up in the air here: branzino, bass, squab, duck, quail, pork chop are the choices I think. (I told him the pork chop was supposed to be great, but he didn't seem too excited.)
-- Can't do ribeye (too much), sweetbreads (he won't), rabbit (I won't).

DESSERT
-- if we have room, either the assorted gelati and sorbetti or the semifreddo

What do you all think? (Sorry this is so long!)

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