Last week, after consuming a lot of free wine in the tents at Lincon Center for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the NYC Foodie had a craving for pasta. My stomach led me to the Time Warner Center, and into A Voce, the second outpost of this Italian restaurant, helmed by chef Missy Robbins. I took a seat at the bar and ordered the Cappelacci del brigante ($23). The first thing to note is that not only is there complimentary breadsticks at the bar, which are great, there is also complimentary focaccia and ricotta. This blows my mind, because most restaurants would make you pay for a dish like that, and A Voce's just happens to be wonderful! I would have paid for it if they asked me to
The Cappelacci del brigante, hand crafted pasta, marinated mussels, garlic, and marjoram was an excellent pasta dish. I truly loved this dish! Perfectly cooked pasta, light and simple, yet with just the right touch of flavor. The addition of bread crumbs took this dish to another level, adding some beautiful texture and crunch. Pasta craving satisfied.