A Delicious Meal in NoHo
Last week, I caught up with my close friend Christine over dinner. I read that Five Points had reopened as Vic's and I was eager to check it out.
The interior is warm and friendly, which is a welcome experience on a cold winter night! We sat at our table and I LOVED the presentation of the water. You've given a bottle of both flat AND sparkling water at the table. (Side note: do they have a Soda Stream?). I love love love that Vic's offers sparkling water for free! Game changer! I've been on a dirty martini kick and ordered one of those. Christine got the Spiked Plum, a bourbon based cocktail with plum syrup. I sipped a little - very yummy!
To start, we got the Crispy Sweet Onions served with dried tomato and a delicious parmigiano dipping sauce. The onions recently replaced the Eggplant option that was offered on the menu (and RAVED about on Yelp!). Our server explained that Vic's emphasizes the freshest ingredients and eggplants are no longer in season, so onions it is! They were the fanciest onion rings I've ever had. SO GOOD!
For our mains, we got the Prosciutto Pizza, made with ricotta, horseradish, poppy seeds and a healthy amount of yummy, salty PROSCIUTTO!!! This was such an interesting pizza! Poppy seeds? I mean, WHAT? It was a "white sauce" pizza and a nice complement to the pasta we got. Based off of Yelp raves, we went with the Rye Rigatoni which is house-made (YUM) and served with deliciously tender braised lamb, oregano, lemon and white wine. We got the larger portion and I'm so glad. It was a generous portion! I'm glad more because it was so tasty and I wanted to keep eating it! This is a MUST order!
As my second drink of the evening (Christine started with a glass of wine), I got an Old Cuban with aged rum. So delicious!
You MUST visit the bathroom when you come here. The flamingos are incredible. This image is now the home screen on my phone. It is so darn cute!
We passed on dessert. We were too full and nothing really spoke to me anyway. The food and cocktails are killer. You must stop by!