So after an exhausting shift in the ER, I came home to be a grandma. I fell asleep watching The Exorcist (I've gotta get in the Halloween mood somehow) and was woken up by a phone call. Naveen, who goes to med school with me, is in NYC right now on a cardiothoracic surgery rotation at Mt. Sinai. We decided to meet up for dinner, and I had researched Eataly, a new restaurant near Madison Square Park created by Mario Batali. Reading reviews of the restaurant, it was summed up that this place was the closest you can get to Italy without actually being there. Eataly is a HUGE warehouse full of delicacies. Seriously, I can't even do the store justice by explaining it to you. Basically it's divided into different foods and you can stop to eat at each one. There are standing tables and barstools throughout the entire store. For example, you can sit down at a table to eat pasta, or you can enjoy an assorted cheese and meat platter with a glass of wine while standing at a tall table. This place has the most beautiful ambiance.
Drumroll please.................we decided to sit at the "vegetable butcher". Basically you sit at on a barstool at a bar and see right into the kitchen. The chefs at this station use only the freshest veggies and cheeses around. It was amazing to observe the quality of produce and ingredients at this place. I was in love. On the board I saw a special bruschetta.
"I have no more words. I'm actually speechless. This has never happened to me before."
-----prize if you can guess the movie this quote is from. I know that Kati and Heather probably know.