Without a food journey, your visit to Brooklyn will surely miss a significant part of fun and it is applicable to everyone whether he/she is a foodie or not. While exploring the city, keeping your stomach satiated will be an important task and choosing a god restaurant will be quite confusing, thanks to numerous restaurants offering intercontinental dishes.
However, if you are up for some Italian delicacies, waste no time and visit Misi from South Williamsburg where you will have the perfect gastronomic retreat with vegetable antipasti complimented by handmade pasta.
Located on 329 Kent Avenue in Brooklyn, the Misi Restaurant, New York is the child of chef and owner Missy Robbins from whom the restaurant got its name. Before Misi was found, Missy had worked as Michelin starred executive chef in multiple locations namely Spiaggia, Chicago, A Voce Columbus, A Voce Madison and finally she came up with her solo venture with Lilia followed by her book named Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner…Life.
Her finesse in Italian dishes reflects from her acknowledgement as best chef a number of times on different platforms such as Food And Wine Magazine, New York Times and James Beard Foundation.
The restaurant remains open for lunch from 11.30 AM to 2.30 PM and for dinner from 5.30 PM to 11 PM from Monday till Sunday. Apart from turning up for regular lunch or dinner, you can easily arrange private dinners and events at the pasta room with maximum twenty guests.
Coming to the specialty pasta options, you can have glimpse of pasta making and have samples for tasting on special events. Fettuccine with parmigiano extra vecchio, buffalo butter and black pepper; corzetti with mint, pine nuts and Italian broccoli; spinach and tortelli filled with mascarpone and ricotta salata and Occhi filled with ricotta and bottarga are some of the most popular dishes that you can try.
If you are up for artisan non-vegetarian pasta dishes, try out the Malloreddus with sea beans and clams topped with saffron or the Strangozzi with parmigiano, nutmeg and pork sugo.
A perfect Pasta dish should always come after a delectable antipasti dish and at Misi restaurant you will have numerous options for that.
Grilled baby artichokes with mint salsa verde, whole roasted eggplant with calabrian chilie and radicchio with cipollini onion, ricotta salata and melted bone marrow are some of the Misi specialties. However, you can also try the Italian greens with toasted hazelnuts or marinated leeks with parsley and anchovies.
While enjoying artisan pastas or checking pasta making techniques from the chefs, you will love taking sip from the Italian wines like Nino Franco, Chiarli, Costadila, Casa Coste Piane and Ca De Noci. Among the sparkling wine varieties, there are Ruppert Leroy, Pierre Peters, Jacques Lassaigne and Robert Barbichon.
The White Wine varieties include Veyder Malberg, Hirtzberger, Gut Oggan, Casa d’Ambra and Longarico. If you are a Rose Wine connoisseur, make sure you try among Gut Oggan, Feuillet, Podere le Boncie, Costa Graia and Podere Casaccia.
Misi has also stocked up finest cocktails from the country for special events and parties.
Spritz, Martini, Sorbara Spritz, Garibaldi, Negroni Sour and Beer Americano are some of the popular choices from Misi. You can also try the Aperitifs like Mattei cap corse rouge, Mauro vergano bianco, Borgogno bianco, Suze and Cocchi American.
At Misi Restaurant, some of the finest drinks go side by side with the artisan pastas and antipasti.
You might enter for one pasta dish with antipasti dish and perhaps a bottle of fine wine but with such extensive and mouth-watering menu options, you will definitely want to try more. Besides, do not forget to check the t-shirts and sweatshirts after you have enjoyed pasta.