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San Marzano

While Greg and I were on our honeymoon, I kept my phone off, not even connecting to the internet once. I wanted to enjoy our honeymoon bubble without having any distractions, disappointments, or bad news from the outside world.

And I’m so glad I did!

Because when I got home, I received some terrible, horrible, no good, very bad news: Chelsea and Davis were leaving NYC and moving to Alabama!

San Marzano - New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

I realize this is good news for them, and they are excited for their next chapter, but Greg and I are so sad to see them go! We knew we had to get together, one last time, before they made the move.

We met at San Marzano, a restaurant in the East Village that Chelsea and Davis recommended.

San Marzano - New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

San Marzano - New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

San Marzano - New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

We started with Brussels Sprouts accompanied by pancetta, fuji apples, and pecorino.

And we ordered the Burrata which is creamy pulled cow’s milk cheese with prosciutto di parma in a balsamic reduction.

San Marzano - New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

We also had Garlic Bread, because carbs cure just about anything, including sadness over your friends leaving.

San Marzano - New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

San Marzano is known for its pasta. You begin by choosing your pasta shape, then your pasta sauce, and finally whether or not you want any extras, like meat, cheese and/or vegetables. It’s basically a make-your-own-pasta experience, except you don’t actually have to make it.

My phone drowned during our honeymoon and stopped working (the bad news continues!), so I was working with a new phone at dinner and didn’t quite understand how long I had to hold it still to take a picture. Now I’ve got the hang of it (I think!) but this means I’ve only got one semi-decent pasta picture from the restaurant.

San Marzano - New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

So you’ll just have to take my word for it when I tell you that the pasta was delicious, especially the pesto sauce with big chunks of mozzarella.

We finished the meal with a Dessert Cannoli, warm and crispy on the outside and filled with melted chocolate in the inside.

San Marzano - New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

Then we said our goodbyes, for now at least.

San Marzano - New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

I guess we’ll need to plan a trip to Alabama soon!

~A

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