Wife and I thought we'd venture to the Tonga Room for cocktails and a trip down memory lane. Know of any good; cheap eats in walking distance. I can think of plenty of budget breakers... Cuisine unimportant, atmosphere more so, food most.
Think of this as a lighter, fresher take on chicken Parmesan: We ditch the breading on the poultry and let juicy cherry tomatoes stand in for jarred pasta sauce. A little grated carrot adds just enough sweetness to round out the acidity.
For perfectly fried, mozzarella Arancini, dip a rice ball into flour and shake off any excess. Dip floured ball into egg, allowing any excess to drip off. Finish by coating completely in breadcrumbs. Repeat.