Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Osteria Morini

My in-laws were visiting us from Germany and we have been quite busy. They spoiled us and played so nicely with our son everyday. During their stay, they watched our son to let us go for a date nights and let me go have hair cut and a day in Manhattan.

It was really nice to have a day in Manhattan all by myself. I went to book off and got some books for myself and for my son. Then, went to have lunch by myself at a restaurant which I wanted to try for sometime.

The restaurant is called "Osteria Morini" and it is owned by a well-know chef named Michael White. He owns many restaurants here in NY. I actually didn't know about him until I went to this one event in the end of 2013. It was a dinner event which 7 famous chefs prepare each course. One of the chef was Michael Symon which is a iron chef and I took picture with him :-) But the best dish of the night was a dish from Michael White and I wanted to visit his restaurant since then.

He has one restaurant near central park but this one is quite fancy and I found out that he has this another restaurant in Soho which is more casual and affordable.

Since my hair dresser was close to soho, I thought this is the perfect opportunity to try his restaurant.

He is famous for his pasta dishes so I ordered pasta. It was truffle ricotta ravioli with butter sauce. It was sooooooo good!!! It taste rich but light at the same time. The portion was quite small but I was not super hungry so it was just perfect. I am sure my husband would love this dish so maybe I would like to visit this restaurant with my husband sometimes again. Next time, I will try something else even though this one was really good.

There are many dishes I wanted to try. I might have to go more than once ;-)

Anyways, it was wonderful and as much as I LOVE my son so much, it is also nice to have a day off for myself. I really appreciate my in-laws gave me this opportunity. They even let me sleep in. This is like unheard of in Japan. I mean, I think Japanese daughter-in-law will never sleep in even when your parents in-laws tell you that it is OK. They just don't. But I know that they mean it and I took the opportunity and it was great. I know I am a very lucky daughter in-law.

Now, I have my rest and have my energy back so I can cook more! I got this vegetable cook book from the library the other day and excited to try some stuff from this book. My in-laws have very healthy life style and they eat lots of fruit and vegetables. I inspired me to eat more fruit and vegetables so this book will help me to cook with more vegetables.