Now I'm not a food blogger, but I know a good dish when I eat one. I decided last night at dinner, while taking pictures of every course, that I would blog about the places I eat in NYC in case any of you ever visit and have no idea where to go like Adam and I currently. First up in this food blogging experiment is Saraghina, a rustic-looking, intimate Italian restaurant in Bed-Stuy that is known for their Neapolitan-style pizzas.
While this place serves mostly pizza, they do have a small selection of pasta, meat, salads and plenty of appetizers to choose from. Adam wanted the polpetta, a meatball in a white wine and tomato sauce. I'd say he made a pretty good choice on the appetizer. The meatball was good, but the sauce was even better. It tasted kind of like a soup... and Adam ate it like a soup once the meatball was gone. We were going to squeeze every penny out of that $13 meatball.
Next up was the pizza. I got Prosciutto & Funghi (mushroom) and Adam ordered the Capocolla. The pizzas are 12-inch thin crust, and I read on The Infatuation New York that one pizza can serve one person. We both cleaned our plates, the pizzas were that good. Mine had a lot of flavor with the sautéed mushrooms, and it paired perfectly with my glass of cabernet sauvignon. Adam's pizza ended up being $16 and mine was $17.
Finally, with our stomachs full and ready to burst, we ordered dessert. You would think that being in New York that we would want a New York-style cheesecake, but we settled for the Sheep's Milk Ricotta Cheesecake for a small $8 fee. It came topped with a mix of berries (which Adam avoided and I scraped off the plate), and it was a lot lighter than a normal cheesecake since it was sheep's milk. Sounds weird, but it's delicious. We also took plenty of photos of this one because Adam thinks his pictures are better.
My photo is on the left and Adam's photo is on the right. Who took a better cheesecake photo? Let us know in the comments.
Overall, I think this restaurant was a great first choice albeit a tad bit pricey, but it's New York so I wasn't that surprised. Google ranks this restaurant as a $$ on the money scale and I would agree. But if you're in Bed-Stuy, it's worth the trip. As you read this, I'm probably on my way over to their bakery right now to buy some bread and pastries for dinner tonight (don't worry, mom. I'm making actual food too) or I'm going to their tapas bar to get some drinks. This restaurant is basically a three-for-one deal which I love. I might become a regular. I give this restaurant a 4.5 out of 5. I'm docking half a point because we had to wait forever to get our check once we were finally ready to go, but the food was amazing.
Let me know if you like this new foray into food blogging and send me some restaurant recommendations if you're in NYC!