For the past fourteen years, Mario Batali’s Babbo has not only been a West Village staple, but also one of the best Italian restaurants in New York. Serving arguably the most divine pasta in NYC, some of Babbo’s appetizers may inevitably be overlooked. Known for serving eccentric dishes that feature unique body parts, including beef cheek, pig’s foot and tongue, Babbo has a penchant for perfectly executing esoteric body parts into flawless dishes.
Batali’s Pig’s Foot “Milanese” ($15) exemplifies Babbo’s innovative and original menu as well as the restaurant’s sheer range and depth. Overall, the Pig’s Foot Milanese, which is served with rice beans, arugula and sundried tomato is exceptional, underscoring every tangible synonym that succinctly articulates and defines divinity. The dish features a unique juxtaposition between crispy exterior with a tender, sumptuous interior. In the end, while nearly every dish is worth a taste at Babbo, the Pig’s Foot Milanese is perhaps the most challenging to resist.
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