Last Saturday, we decided on a quick day trip to Manhattan and I was able to get a brunch reservation at Maialino. I've been wanting to try this place for a while now.
Located beside the Gramercy Park Hotel, the entrance is warm and welcoming, leading to a more spacious back area that's a bit brighter.
The bread they gave us was pretty good, but would have been better served warm.
H and I shared the Bomboloni con crema (doughnuts with cream) that was recommended by our server. These were delicious! The doughnuts were not too sweet and the cream was just oh-so-lightly sweetened and cool that it was like tasting a little bite of heaven. Mmmm!
I wasn't feeling very hungry so I decided to have the Scrambled Eggs, Pecorino, and Black Pepper. This was an amazing dish! They served the eggs exactly the way I like them, and exactly the way I can never get them to look at home. Soft and warm, the pecorino and black pepper added just the right amount of flavor to the eggs.
Once H saw the words "suckling pig", he knew what he was going to order. This is the Suckling Pig with Arugula. Served with pasta, it was very tasty, although H thought the portion was a bit small.
We ended the meal with one of the best cappuccinos I've had in a while. The aroma was incredible! It was nice to be able to just enjoy sipping a cup while reading the New York Times (on iPhone, of course!).
Duly fortified, H and I were ready for a day of strolling around.