I love every restaurant inside Eataly but veggie-centric Le Verdure is my favorite. Everything is focused on fresh seasonal ingredients which means the menu is constantly changing. Our last visit they created an amazing Panko Crusted Eggplant with fresh basil, tomato and stracciatella.
The eggplant was sliced just thick enough so it stayed firm and crisp down to the very last bite. The aromatics from the basil and creamy stracciatella cheese then elevated this simple dish into heavenly food status. This was easily the best fried eggplant I've ever had and one of my favorite dishes this year.
Their potato Gnocchi didn't quite reach that level of transcendence. The Black Summer Truffles were missing that robust, earthy flavor I've come to love. It was still a delightful dish but one I'll save for winter when it's paired with heartier accouterments.
200 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10010