Goop magazine is a very informative source. If you are looking for information on the best places to enjoy a great meal, have a private party, a wedding or just to have a relaxing evening with some of your closest friends, they can tell you exactly which restaurants are best. A place like Tarallucci e Vino, which has private event locations in the East Village, Union Square, the Upper West Side and Cooper Hewitt, is described as one of the best. A place where one can indulge with choices of loads of Italian dishes.
The Owner, Luca Di Pietro who was born in Central Italy, wanted to bring his taste of Italy to New York, something he was yearning to do for a long time after working at other restaurants. In 2001 the first restaurant was opened, followed by a number of others. One can rent space for any event, such as weddings, small or large cocktail parties, meetings or that end of the year Christmas gathering. Tarallucci e Vino serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their catering menu consist of a wide variety of fresh fruits, antipasti, paninis, pastas and a whole lot more to tempt your palette. You can also call in an order and have it delivered in a short space of time.
The Spotted Pig, which is located in the West Village and, is in a building that is one hundred and seventy eight year old is another great place. It is described as a wonderful restaurant to visit with a group of friends. The talk around town is that their food is great, and the burgers and french fries are really, really delicious. The best that New York City has to offer. They are known to have a lively crowd, which will mingle with each other before ordering up some of the most tempting, delicious meals. The Spotted Pig is also noted for starting up some relationships.
Some of their mouth watering meals are Deviled Eggs, Devils on Horseback,which is bacon wrapped in prunes, filled with mango chutney. The Grilled Skirt Stake with Asparagus is among some of the customers favorite, along with so many more tempting dishes that would please the eye and most definitely satisfy the palette.
Moving across the country, there is the The Slanted Door. It is located in San Francisco, California. It is not only renowned for it’s tasty Asian,Thai and Vietnamese cuisine but, the breathtaking views of the bay. The menu consists of Spring roll, Clay Pot Chicken Noodles and so much more. Cabbage Salad and Yellow tail seems to be on everyone’s plate. Trip Advisor has awarded them a Certificate of Excellence for getting great reviews from everyone who has tasted their food.
The menu maybe a little pricey but, the customers says that it’s definitely worth it. One can make a reservation to dine solo at the bar; if preferred, or with a group of friends, to savor the wonderful flavors. For it’s consistency of quality food and excellence service, the restaurant was awarded the James Beard Award in 2014. It almost brought the owner Charles Phan and Executive Chef to tears. The Slanted door has also gotten excellent reviews from Zagat.