Any Batali Restaurant- All Expenses Paid
I just got a gift certificate for dinner at any Batali restaurant, all expenses paid. Which one should I choose. Babbo or Del Posto or another? I would order a really nice bottle of wine and go with the tasting menus most likely and both menus look really good. I have been to Babbo two years ago, but only have one course. Del Posto, same thing.
Babbo- hands down. But I disagree about ordering the tasting menu. If someone else s paying order a'la carte Too many amazing dishes that are not on the tasting menu- like the calves foot, the pork chop (you wouldn't think that a pork chop could be capable of being so soectacular) - oIf there's two of you, one of you get the tasting menu and the othe a la'carte.
just to throw this out there - if its really all expenses paid, why not go to del posto, get the grand tasting menu with accompanying wine - 300 a head, and then you'll have done it. the babbo tasting menus are so reasonably priced in comparison (70-75) that you could do that on your own and then you'll know firsthand which you prefer.
Babbo + pasta tasting + riserva wines.
I found del Posto pretentious and thefood underwhelming, although I didn't do the $300 extravaganza.