Weekend Highlights- the Little Owl, Spotted Pig, Cru, Sabarsky & Babbo

So we had a fantastic, and I mean really fantastic, culinary weekend of eating with my parents in town. Unfortunately Mr. T was uploading some things onto my iPhone and somehow erased all my food pictures!!!

So I'll just give a couple brief highlights from the trip. I have actually been to all of these places before except for Babbo so it was nice to take my parents to places I love.

Thursday night- scored a last minute reservation at the Little Owl. Couldn't believe my luck. Of course we ordered the pork chop and gravy meatball sliders which were a hit. But my favorite of the night was the Halibut with corn and English peas. It was one of the best fish dishes I have ever had. The fish was super moist with a crackly skin on top which was heavenly alongside peas and their puree. It tasted like spring.

Friday lunch at the Spotted Pig. Dad loved the burger (hated the shoestrings though which my mother and I happily ate instead). Mom liked her grilled cheese which was rich and thick. Only part of the meal we didn't like were the deviled eggs. The diced green onions on top had just a little too much kick for us and took away from the eggs.

Friday night dinner at Cafe Sabarsky- chocolate cake with pistachio icing and a chewy nougat center. Need I say more.

Saturday brunch at Jane was solid. Not much to report there.

Saturday night dinner at Cru. Service was probably the best I've ever had in a restaurant. Completely wonderful and accommodatingly. Best dishes of the night were the Soft Shell Crabs stuffed with a crabmeat salad. The Saffron Tagliolini was recommended as an appetizer and was amazing. It came with shrimp, lobster and crab that were all plump and sweet in a wonderful shellfish sauce.

Sunday the parents left but we meet up with Mr. Ts family to celebrate father's day at Babbo!!!

Wow- what a meal! I browsed the boards here for what to get and I was not let down. We ordered so much food I can't talk about it all but the Grilled Octopus with “Borlotti Marinati” and Spicy Limoncello Vinaigrette.

The dish was enormous and the octopus had a great char to the outside that was just unbelievable. I have been dreaming about this dish all week!

We also ordered the Rib Eye which was also one of the most flavorful pieces of meat I have ever had. I completely understand now why Babbo is so hard to get into. Thanks for all the great recs!!

So a fantastic week of eating...I really need to go on a diet for a little while:)