The NYC Foodie, Foodie Magician, has been going on an Italian tear as of late. I've been checking in at many people's favorite Italian joints in New York City. Last week I finally made it to the popular and well-liked Esca, from Chef David Pasternack, Mario Batali, and Joe Bastianich. These guys know their food, and my experience at Esca was not a let down. I can see why it gets all the raves. It's a great spot.
Order their great crudo. I had a tasting of six for $30, fresh and flavorful as can be. A pasta with mussels, clams, and sausage, was spot on delicious. And a salad of roasted corn, chanterelle, toasted walnuts and aged goat cheese was mind-blowing. End with the Affogato Di Caffe, madagascar vanilla gelati and cocoa nib croquante with espresso soda. It's refreshing, splendid, and delightful, just like Esca.