My fiancé Przemek is a perfect example of someone who has enough confidence in himself and his abilities to go after what he wants in this life. Born in Poland in the era of communism his family moved him and his siblings here for a better life and invested all of their dreams into his future. He now has a masters, is a CPA and just got accepted into NYU Stern School of Business for an MBA. Pretty impressive. He always comes across so confident and clear and determined to be, but he recently admitted he is often unsure of himself, he just doesn’t let it show because that would hold him back and in his words “make me worry”. I am in awe of him and all he has accomplished and it pushes me to want to be better too, and accomplish my dreams as well, scared or not, starting somewhere. It’s great to surround yourself with people that push you because their energy just may rub off on you. The reason I am writing about this for my first post is because he motivated me to start the blog I’ve been dreaming up in my head for so long.
To celebrate his acceptance we went out to an amazing dinner at our favorite Brooklyn restaurant Scottadito. The chef there is amazing, creative and such a lovely person. I worked there for a few months after college and loved their commitment to sustainably sourced, organic whenever possible, choices. Przemek would go for the bread alone, it’s fresh baked ciabatta with a red pepper dipping sauce. We started out with Sangria, our favorite, and then we had a killer baked burrata (my favorite cheese!), roasted red pepper, and artichoke salad with a balsamic glaze. The burrata brought just a hint of smoke, the pepper sweet and the artichoke balanced it out nicely with a savory saltiness. Next up was a pizzeta with basil, roasted plum tomato and mozzarella. Then we had the piece de resistance, pork chop stuffed with herbs and gorgonzola topped with figs & a balsamic reduction with mashed potatoes, YUM! I highly recommend the half chicken, any of the specials, the homemade pasta and ravioli and the salmon Scottadito. The atmosphere at Scottadito is also lovely, it’s a rustic Italian restaurant in the front, fireplace and all, a beautiful atrium out back filled with light and fun Italian paintings, and downstairs you are in a wine cellar party room.
Rating 5 Bites!