July 9: Il Posto ★★★★★
The antiquated relic of Yorkville runs the risk of being boring and expensive. Round windows resemble hobbit holes and frame the splendid courtyard-patio, as homely as the shire itself. The happy weather today is well suited for the outdoor occasion. Frivolous waiters joke about flies in wine and Dutch look-alikes (as only the Italians can). The caprese salad pops off the plate with vibrant colours and skillful artistry. It is undoubtedly fresh and the juices from the tomatoes are not at all dilutive. The perfectly cooked salmon and halibut sit on a perky lemony sauce and are topped with a succulent shrimp of gigantic proportion. What a nice lagniappe for what is supposed to only be “fish of the day”, thus justifying the market leading $45 price point. Even the perfectly al-dente pasta is loaded to the brim with expensive deep-sea goodies. The gelato is questionable, but I am sold on the embedded chocolate chunks. High-end Italian has never been this fun.
Fiordilatte,Tomatoes,Extra Virgin Oil
Fresh Fish Of The day (Chef's Choice)
Selection of Ice cream