I Swoon for La Traviata
When Ilyse asked me where I would recommend for our MUD board’s holiday lunch, I suggested La Traviata because it is walking distance from her office and serves delicious food with little pretense. I’m also a sucker for exposed brick.
La Traviata is a perfect spot to meet clients, go on a date, or grab a quick bite before a show at the Paramount or Long Center.
Speaking of lunch, I try to conserve dollars and calories by bringing a salad with lots of stuff in it to the office from home. I just wanted to put that out there since so many of you have the idea that I eat out for every meal!
While the pasta at La Traviata is delicious, I LOVE their hanger steak salad and recommend it to everyone. In a perfect world, you would split that salad and whatever pasta dish you fancy with a friend. That way, neither of you will suffer from the dreaded entree envy.
Yesterday I got to try a bit of spicy shrimp spaghetti special (say that 5 times fast!) and it was wonderful. I started off with cauliflower soup which was the soup of the day. It was potato based and served with a flourish of the green part of leeks and olive oil.
I was so excited when the steak salad came that I actually forgot to take a picture. It is beautiful to behold and features spinach, potatoes, roasted bell pepper, green beans, shaved Parmesan, and truffle oil. The steak is served medium rare. I had leftovers to take back to the office and am looking forward to enjoying it again for lunch tomorrow.