The base of the risotto is butter, olive oil, white wine, onions and a little chilli flake
In a separate pot, heat up tomato sauce, mushrooms, fresh herbs and more white wine. When the rice is toasted and al dente, pour in the tomato sauce and add grated cheese
Add in small knobs of butter to finish off the dish and remove from the pan and serve immediately whilst still hot. By Italian standards, the rice must be wet enough to swirl around the plate to be good risotto.
Now for more good eats that has been had around NYC~~~
A burger had at the Soho Park Cafe near school on Prince and Lafayette
Grilled shrimp on a bed of rocket leaves made by my roommate Elyse~ Yum.
Cheese fries with pulled pork at Shake Shack on BBQ weekend~
More Shake Shack burgers~~~ Cos they're yummy.
Tons of meat trucks were at Madison Square Park last weekend~
Wow the crowd.
The lines were literally round the block, and then some...
You gotta love it when street signage is used to direct people to more BBQ.
Oh yes! We spent some time at Nima's pad last week~ He's the only guy in our class, and a cool dude with a hot gf
Who introduced us to the peking duck sandwich~ Hoisin sauce in a sandwich with duck is really good! I have got to do this back home whenever we have extra duck laying around~ Which is actually pretty often!
Before we went over to his house to watch the Stanley Cup finals though, we stopped by Curries In a Hurry to grab some grub. I had the beef with naan. Eh. It was alright. For 8 bucks I expect my curry to be served on a silver platter and fed to me.
Laura and Michelle, my fellow classmates, they had the masala dosai
Oh Now. Hello gorgeous. My new addition. The Bagel.
I have 2 good bagel shops near where I live, and omg I am soooo going to try every type of bagels they have and every kind of cream cheese filling they have. Nothing beats a good bagel and cream cheese. Man am I in trouble. A bagel is equivalent to 4-5 slices of bread~~~
Michelle has been housesitting and there are 3 cute kitties there~
Auntie Tricia made a visit and gave lots of scratches... Kitty (the one whose name is not known...) loves sitting on laps and asking for affection
Here's Leo, he's a huge tabby who sheds a ton! But is such a cutie pie~
Leo's tufts of fur left behind after each time he comes and sits on my lap!
Here's how the shirt looks after a scratch fest with the baby
Awww... isn't kitty just precious?
They really do love their scratches~ Leo apparently drools when he's in heaven from the scratching
He's so cute.
Look at that lil face.
I am hardly ever in the company of cats, and that particular day, I was around 5!
Here's Bill, Nima's kitty who was investigating the contents of my bag~
Bill was having a snooze in his new cat bed and Jasper his brother, came by to pick up his favourite blue furry toy that he loves~ He just stuck his paw in Bill's bed and stuck it on to his paw to pull it out... awww... so cute! Nima said he once caught him feeding himself his kibble by poking each one with a claw and bringing it up to his mouth~ That's one classy kitty!
Last evening we headed out to Caliente Bar and Restaurant on 33rd and 3rd for Happy Hour after class~~~ Here's Michelle (left) and Laura (right) they're room mates!
Just had to sneak a pic of the guy sitting at the bar across from our table~ I'm sure he has tons of fun. *wink wink*
All that brings us to today~ Dinner was Penne ala Vodka with my little Sally Lunn roll :)
With that my darlings, you are all up to date with everything going on here in NYC and with moi~ Stay tuned for more breads to come!!!