November 22, 2011 by Nina
Ravenous was actually recommended to me by the owner of Bell’s via Facebook (which I love by the way. I wish more people would do this!). We were seated by a quirky waiter, who immediately convinced me to get a Hot Chocolate with House-made Whipped Cream. I must say that I felt like it was too expensive overall, but still pretty good (they could have put a heck of a lot more whipped cream on if you ask me). I had the Texas Crepe (Homemade chili con carne, with cheddar cheese, scallions, and a dollop of sour cream) and Julian had the Heloise (Goat cheese, grape tomatoes, scallions & fresh basil). Mine was a hardy lumberjack kind of breakfast, with fries that were double-fried. The fries are definitely on the top of my best fries ever list. They were the crunchiest fries I’ve ever had. Julian had the more sensible breakfast (aka healthier), one that perhaps French people would eat. When we were leaving, Julian pointed out that the Crepes are not make fresh, on the Crepe maker, which really colored my experience of the place, because I had definitely felt like the crepe itself was too thick and not very fresh tasting. So that was really disappointing. I’m sure they make them in house, just ahead of time, but you can really taste the difference between that and a fresh crepe. Either way, we had a good time here, and I think Julian really loved it.
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November 21, 2011 by Nina
This was actually already on my wishlist before we decided to go to Saratoga Springs, and when we walked past it I recognized the name, so we had to go in. They also own the bakery next door, which had really wonderful looking bread. There was a wait, so we sat near the entrance, but when the owner saw us he sort of ushered the hostess over to give us a seat. It was dimly lit, with one long bench row with a mirror behind it. It was one of those restaurants where you’re almost sitting on top of the people next to you. I ordered the Polenta Fries and the Ravioli appetizers as my meal, and Julian had the Mushroom Pizza (Roasted Mushrooms, Taleggio Cheese, Baked Egg, and Truffle Oil). The ravioli were melt-in-your-mouth delicious, but even so, I felt that they were overpriced. The pizza was easily on my top 5 best I’ve ever had list. It was truly phenomenal. We were so happy with our meals. Also, the bathroom had a unique mural on the walls.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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November 19, 2011 by Nina
1. Focacceria: Ravioli filled with Porcini Mushrooms served in a Light Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
2. Bell’s Cafe: Pumpkin Ravioli in Sage Butter
3. Rabia’s: Apple Ravioli with Fig
4. Max London’s: Three Cheese Ravioli in Truffle Oil
5. Gigi’s: Butternut Squash and Mascarpone Filled Ravioli, Parmesan, and Crumbled Amaretti
Category Buffalo, Italian Cuisine/Pasta, Kingston, NY, NYC, Saratoga Springs | Tags: and Crumbled Amaretti,Apple Ravioli with Fig,Best pasta,best ravioli,best ravioli in Catskill,best ravioli in kingston,best ravioli in NYC,best ravioli in Rhinebeck,best ravioli in Saratoga Springs,best ravioli in the world,Butternut Squash and Mascarpone Filled Ravioli,ny,Parmesan,Pumpkin Ravioli in Sage Butter,Ravioli filled with Porcini Mushrooms served in a Light Gorgonzola Cream Sauce,Three Cheese Ravioli in Truffle Oil | 1 Comment
November 17, 2011 by Nina
Julian woke me up at 6am Saturday and told me we were going to Saratoga Springs. I was so excited (and half asleep). We arrived before 8am and sat ourselves in this cafe so that I could work on my Grad School applications. We had a lovely pot of tea (only $2.50!), and stayed for two hours. Then we explored Saratoga a bit, and came back, had another pot of tea and worked some more. The first time, the man who took our order was super nice and helpful, but the second time, a woman, was a lot less kind. They get incredibly busy, with a line almost out the door. Good thing there were 10 people working behind the counter (I counted).
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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November 16, 2011 by Nina
We found a cupcakerie, and I have already gone through my “cupcake-obsessed” phase of my life, so I was not really expecting to want one. But I still love to look at cute cupcakes, and the logo for Bettie’s was so adorable, that I thought it might be fun to go inside. They recently moved locations, so their old location in the mall, just looks like this:
I wonder if they really do bake in there or if it’s just a set up. Either way, it’s pretty cute. We finally found their new location (right on the main street), and the interior was to die for: with 50′s style diner furniture, baby blue and pink everything, and their logo on the wall. The cupcakes looked great, and since they had mini ones, we decided to try one (we only had a few bucks in cash left at this point). It was truly one of the best cupcakes I’ve ever tasted. Maybe THE best. It was so soft and creamy.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Category Dessert, NY, Saratoga Springs | Tags: best cupcakes,Bettie's Cupcakes,cupcakerie,cupcakes | 1 Comment