Hipster was the word of the weekend, and I would have to say this place was pretty 'hipster'. It had a great Italian menu, items like Cured Meats, Salads, Mozzarella, Olives, Crostini, Pasta, Rabbit, Duck, Pork, etc, and a small modest list of Italian wines.
I ordered Crostini with White Anchovies. It was delicious! I hate those Brown Anchovies that come in a jar from the supermarket but I will never ever say no to fresh white Anchovies! $4 for one Crostini.
After that I could not chose between the Pork Cheek with Celeriac Root and the Roasted Rabbit Ragu with Braised Leeks. I ended up with the Rabbit as they had run out of the Pork. The Rabbit as you can see was like a soup that had pearl barley. A ordered the Lamb Ragu Pappardelle (yum, I was definitely going to put my fork in that one for a taste).
Both dishes were amazing, they were so rich in flavour. We ordered glasses of Red Wine to accompany the food, and not being that familiar with Italian reds we just ordered what we thought might be nice. I ordered a Gradizollo and I can't remember what A ordered as it was so long ago (that will teach me for being slack with writing these blogs one month after the experience). Any way, they were both really nice wines that went well with the food. Had to ask for some bread, I am surprised it did not just come out to the table, any way, it was came with some lovely olive oil, the good quality stuff that is green! With my piece of bread dipped in olive oil and a touch of salt flakes added, delicious! We were so full that sadly we only had one course, but it was delicious all the same, and I highly recommend a visit to Frankies if you are heading to NYC. http://www.frankiesspuntino.com/