{seeing off summer with barbuto}

After several failed attempts to meet up over the course of a year, Jon and I were finally able to secure a time and place to catch up. I was craving some solid Italian food, so when Barbuto popped up, it was unanimously decided where we were heading.

  {Salumi // Bruschetta}

{Salumi // Bruschetta}

We started off with Salumi and the Bruschetta. I mean, who doesn't love a cured meat platter, amirite? The two were the perfect pair to start off our meal. The soppressata was my particular favorite. The menu has changed, and the bruschetta pictured here is no longer available, but the burrata and nectarine chutney one that has graced the menu sounds equally as enticing!

  {JW Roast Chicken // Gnocchi}

{JW Roast Chicken // Gnocchi}

And for our mains, of course we had to go for the JW Roast Chicken & the Gnocchi. Both dishes were a huge win—the roast chicken was cooked to perfection with the salsa verde on top and the gnocchi was paired perfectly with the summer veggies. It was a match made in heaven, and my taste buds were soaring. And I always love a crispy chicken skin. Who doesn't!?

  {The largest shot glass I ever did see....}

{The largest shot glass I ever did see....}

I've come to appreciate low maintenance friendships, the ones that don't require constant contact because of the mutual understanding that each individual person has their own thing going on. Being able to catch up with friends that I haven't talked to in years without missing a beat is definitely one of the simpler joys, especially after leaving the college bubble. And in the end, there's just so much more to talk about. Hearing where everyone is in this point of their lives, post-graduation, is thrilling.

Barbuto
775 Washington Street
New York, NY 10014

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