Peasant Dinner Review: So-So
Went to Peasant, on Elizabeth St., Saturday evening for the first time after falling in love with Apizz last year. Greeting was fine, but immediately noticed the room wasn't as cozy as Apizz's and very empty for a Saturday evening.
We were sat really close to the next couple and could hear the waitress reading the menu word for word. Then she came and did the same thing for us.. This turned us off a bit. What's the point? Why not just translate the dish underneath the Italian words into English. Even in Italy, they give English translations on their menus. Just seems like a big waste of the servers' time. Plus not having the words in front of us, we both forgot a few translations..
In any event, he ordered the beet and blue cheese appetizer salad, which he really enjoyed. He also ordered the duck off the menu, which came with foie gras and an egg. He said it was just OK, possibly not cooked the whole way..
I ordered the pizza bianca con mortadella. I was tempted to order the special white pizza with truffle but not for $60. My pizza was AMAZING.. So so good..
Dessert I went with my standard chocolate molten cake, which was delicious but boring, just a slab of cake on a plate..He had the white chocolate bread pudding. Damn, was that good! Wow, I made a mistake!
Also, we really enjoyed the peasant bread with ricotta spread at the table. However, at Apizz they also give you tomato sauce with it, which just makes it.. .Another note, I asked for salt and I received a tiny pot of regular table salt. Usually, you get kosher salt when it's not served in a shaker.. I thought that was kind of cheap..
Overall, the pizza and the desserts were good, the service was OK and the room was just OK... Don't think we'll return, too many other places to try..