Saturday night was the main event of the weekend. The dinner to celebrate the impending nuptials of my friend.

It had only taken me four hours of constantly hitting the redial button over and over again, 30 days in advance to score a reservation at Babbo.

We had been here once before on Father’s Day for Mr. T’s dad and I just fell in love with the food. I was hoping tonight would be no different.

We got there right at 7:45 and were lead to a table in the elegant upstairs which I had requested.

We started with a round of Prosecco to celebrate and then we moved on to a nice bottle of red.

(You'll notice the pictures get a little more blurry as the night goes on...the wine seems to have slightly affected my picture taking ability.)

We all wanted to try as much food as possible so we just decided to share everything. We picked 2 appetizers, 2 pastas and an entrée for two.

After licking the plates clean from the complimentary chickpea bruschetta, we got our first appetizer the Grilled Octopus with Borlotti Marinati” and Spicy Limoncello Vinagrette.

This was my favorite thing last time I was here and it was still as good as ever.

The tentacles were plump and juicy with a fantastic char on the edges that give the whole dish a nice rustic taste. Almost like some one just took it off the fire outside.

Our other appetizer was a wonderfully refreshing and light Baby Arugala salad with Parmigiano and Aceto Manodori.

For our pastas we started our with the Sweet Potato Lune with Sage and Amaretti.

OMG this dish was amazing!! The Lune was slightly sweet with a wonderful buttery sauce and topped with some crushed amaretti cookie and sage that really put a spin on the dish I would never have imagined.

If that didn’t completely blow me away the next pasta dish certainly did.

This is the Goat Cheese Tortellini with Dried Orange and Wild Fennel Pollen.

I had been a little hesitant about this dish because I really don’t like fennel or orange too much, however one bite and I was sold.

The pasta was incredibly light and smooth and the strong flavor of the Goat Cheese went perfectly with the tart orange and fennel in a way that was truly a work of art.

I was so happy at the end of this course I could care less about the entrée the Grilled Ribeye for Two.

Holy cow! This was my entrée last time and it was just as good again. Huge chunks of the most flavorful meat you can ever imagine with a side of delicious ramps. Yum!!!

We were so full we couldn’t even think about finishing all of the meat and had to take some home for later.

We did have room to split one dessert however the assortment of gelato and sorbet.

I’ll be honest- we left most of the sorbet but absolutely devoured the gelato. It was so good!

We ended our meal stuffed, happy and quite drunk to be honest. The red wine was really flowing during our dinner and I think we all may have stumbled out of the restaurant a little (after my friend talked to some woman about the plants in the middle of the room for 10 minutes).

We got a nice picture of us outside and hopped in a cab home- bachelorette weekend a success!!!

Babbo continues to excel in food, wine and service in every way. Now if only it didn’t take me so long to get a reservation…