Hells Kitchen NYC
3 Yums 😋😋😋
Last week my mom and I went to see one of her favorite tv shows, The View. If you ever get a chance to go to a live taping of a talk show do it. It’s a lot of fun and so much energy. We can’t wait to go back in the spring!
So I was watching the weather all week and they kept calling for rain, which of course I wasn’t too happy about. I did NOT want to be traveling to NYC in the rain. Luckily though it actually turned out to be an ok day. It was dreary, but it never rained. Of course since there was a chance for me to be on TV I wanted to be cute. On the shows website it suggest “dress in bright colors like your going out to a nice dinner” Ha! Well say no more. That’s right up my alley. I had an idea to mix it up a bit by mixing prints! I really couldn’t afford to buy anything new so I shopped in my closet!
I paired a sweater pencil skirt with a lace crop top and some faux snakeskin shoes!
After The View we hopped in a cab and made our way to Hells Kitchen. I saw Amarone’s on Yelp and from the reviews and the menu we decided that’s where we’d dine.
Upon entering you noticed that it’s quaint with Italian decor and white tablecloths. Wine bottles line the walls and when we got there it was totally empty.
For starters my mom went with the mussels and I had the calamari. The mussels were good, nothing to write home about; it just felt like I’ve had them before. You could get them with white wine or tomato sauce and we opted for the wine sauce. The calamari was ok as well. They gave you a good portion and it came with this tomato dipping sauce and a half of lemon. I tried the dip but wasn’t feeling it. It had a pasty taste to me. No flavor at all.
I wish I had snapped a pic of my moms 1st entree. She ordered the chicken Marsala but sent it back because it was way too lemony. I tried it and I swear it was like eating a lemon. Super tart; you know how when you taste something that makes you squeeze your eyes shut and twist your mouth and nose up! Yea that’s what we did! The waiter was really nice and accommodating though. In fact the service was great. They were very attentive! She ended up getting a pasta dish called Capellini di Giovinni. It was angel hair pasta tossed in shrimp, mushrooms and chopped tomatoes. It was really good. It tasted so fresh and light. It was a simple meal that could be easily duplicated.
I had the Fettuccine Portofino. Tomato, shrimp, scallops and herbs tossed in fettuccini. It looks better than it tasted because I’ve definitely had better. Again it was the sauce. It tasted so pasty and it was a bit too thick for me. I didn’t hate it but I had to add salt and pepper to my liking. The shrimp and scallops were cooked just right but the pasta was a little too al dente for me. After tasting my moms dish I wish I had gotten hers instead.
Will I be trying this restaurant again? Umm probably not. The service was great but the food was mediocre. I felt like I could easily duplicate the dishes and make them much better.
Eat fab xo,