drinks, dinner and grappa

I met Rick, an old college buddy,  at Bar Stuzzichini at Broadway and 22nd Street.  It was our last meeting before I go back to NYC in a few days.  We had a huge martini for me and glass of prosecco for him, then we had the prosciutto crostini, and the mushroom crostini, yum! Then a small order (2 pieces) of deep fried zucchini balls, with an amazing burrata and herb cheese side. Then we ordered a single portion of

STRACCETTI AL BALSAMICO

Sliced and sautéed New York strip, balsamic, arugula, parmigiano

and spinach with garlic as a side!!

Everything was delicious.  But the evening ended with a flight of grappa at Eataly, which hit us both like a ton of bricks, delicious of course but not for lightweights like us!

here is one grappa we tried:

Honey (Miele) Grappa – If you’re visiting the Veneto region of Italy (the province of the town of Bassano del Grappa), you’ll be astounded by the great variety of grappa in various flavors, often sold in very attractive bottles. Poli is one of the largest producers, and they have a Grappa Museum you can visit (near the town of Bassano). You can sample and buy different grappa, including our favorite Honey (Miele) variety.

and this one available at astorwines.com:

Marolo Grappa & Camomile Hole Bottle –

Italy | (375)mL

This magical blend of grappa and camomile will delight the grappa aficionado and most ardent grappa despiser alike. It has just enough sweetness to cover up any of the roughness grappa is known for, while remaining more sophisticated than a typical sweet liqueur.

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