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Babbo - more specific questions. wine + menu.


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Babbo - more specific questions. wine + menu.

dalliance | | Jan 21, 2010 08:18 AM

Hi All!

I've read a fair bit of reviews about Babbo (sorry for posting another question topic) and I think I might try and chance it this Saturday by going to the bar with a friend at 5.30.

We're thinking of

1. Lamb's Tongue
2. Octopus or Pig's Foot (maybe octopus. dining partner not into fried fat [amazingly enough!])

1. Goose Liver Ravioli - A little reserved about this. Concerned that the sauce may completely overwhelm the ravioli and its stuffing.
2. Beef Cheek Ravioli, Chianti Stained Pappardelle with Wild Boar or Gnocchi

Pork chops. I REALLY want sweetbreads, but I'm not sure if it'll be enough to fill both of us up

Sorbet and Gelatos. Hope it won't be lack lustre. May consider the semifreddo.

We're poor in the pocket out of town college kids saving up for a good dinner in NYC, hence our budget is sadly limited (but a few days of potato only meals is worth 1 night at Babbo. Its tough being a poor foodie). Which brings me to the questions.

We're definitely going to end up at the bar without reservations. I was wondering if the bar is limited to wines, or do they also serve cocktails as well?
We do fancy a glass of wine each with our meal, but the wine list at Babbo seems a little pricy.. what would your best suggestion be for this? The cheapest quartino is about 15 dollars a person. :\
Also, if we arrive at 5.15 say, and sit at the bar, we can't order food yet right? Hm maybe should just stick to 5.30.

Also since we have a two dish spot for our primis, I was wondering what other foodies thought about the overwhelmingness of the balasamic butter sauce.

Also about the dessert, how are the serving sizes for the sorbet and gelato, and are they really quite good and worth a taste?

Thanks a lot for any advice you have :)

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