I have been working a lot of long hours lately promoting the New Windows 8 in Times Square and toward the end of the event the southerner and I found some time to go to an Italian restaurant in Astoria called Via Trenta. We have passed by it a hundred times and always say “We need to go there”. We finally did it. I was starving, I mean starving. I think I had a bowel of cheerios that morning and it was about 8pm when we sat in the restaurant. After looking over the menu I wanted 2 mains. The Gnocchi di BarBaBietola al GorGonzola which is handmade potato-beet gnocchi, in a gorgonzola- walnut sauce (I’m a sucker for walnut sauce) and the Veal in a a truffle cream sauce. On a typical day I’d get both and over eat myself into a food coma but something told me to just get one so I ordered the Veal.
Before the Veal we had a a lobster salad with hearts of palm and avocado. It was really good and looked cool in the lobster half shell. The southerner got the p.e.i. Mussels steamed in a tomato, white wine and garlic broth and the blue point oysters baked with spinach and four cheese béchamel. I am not an oyster guy even though I grew up in Oyster Bay but these were delicious.
So earlier I mentioned I was starving and I ended up settling on the Veal. Well, here is the Veal:
It was so thin it felt like I ate nothing, but it tasted good. It is a good thing they kept bringing bread to the table because what made up for not ordering the Gnocchi earlier was the sauces from the Veal and the Mussels. By the end of the meal there was no more sauce on the plates.
I love sauce