Pastries of the day
After feeling like we got caught in a New York moment movie (such as You've Got Mail) we stepped our way into Locanda Verde.
The restaurant outfitted in many big windows the natural light was flowing like a waterfall. We quickly ordered the breakfast pastry plate. I was told not to miss Chef Karen DeMasco's baking, the plate had a muffin, donut, and a crumb cake.
Sheep's Milk Ricotta
Shrimp and Grits
Hash and Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes
Three years ago, I was showing a New York blogger around San Francisco and she said her current favorite place is Marea. She was also seated next to Meryl Streep when she had the bone marrow and octopus fusilli dish. Then a few months later Marea was all over the map - on blogs, media blogs, magazines, TV shows and more. The hype for me was building...
The restaurant was formal in earth light tones. The wide tables were covered in linen, comfortable chairs and fresh flower arrangements. The big windows was a great backdrop to see people coming and going to Central Park. It was nice to finish brunch and walk Central Park with scences of people in various stages of lives: joggers, mom and kids, tourist with maps, locals, teenagers texting, and cars swerving around jailwalkers.