What a great idea it was to purchase a season of entertainment at the Manhattan Theatre Club.
Picked up 4 shows for a very reasonable price and went to the first one yesterday but not before dining at Becco.
It has been a very long time since I last ate in this wonderful Italian restaurant. It was a real pleasure.
We arrived a little early and it appeared that seating for lunch had just begun...We were shown to a little table in the bar and I asked if there were any other seats available. We were then shown to a small table in the dining room and as the crowd poured in it did get a bit loud. The service was excellent from the host being completely agreeable to our server who was attentive and friendly despite the growing crowd. He was helpful with suggestions without being pushy.
Patti had a full vegetarian lunch platter and I ordered the crispy shrimp appetizer, delicious. We ordered one dessert to share and Patti had tea. We were delighted with everything, and felt sated upon completion of our fine and tasty meal. Our bill was $56 including tip...reasonable for NYC.
I used to think you can tell what a restaurant was like by the onion soup...I don't order that much anymore...Now I think you can tell a good restaurant by its offering of bread and whatever they want you to spread on top.
In brief, the Snow Geese, with Mary Louise Parker, was a great story performed with compassion and excellence. I look forward to the rest of the season.
Hmmmm just realized Becco is owned by LIDIA...neat!