Last Thursday was my 31st birthday and my husband treated me to a dinner at my all-time favorite, most delicious, best pasta in San Francisco. That’s right, the country. This is a place where the handmade pasta melts in your mouth, you are never worried that they will only give you 5 raviolis, and all of the bottles of wine are the same $50 price, so there is no debating whether to get the one you want or the one you can afford.
What is this magical pasta mecca? Cotogna, located in Jackson Square. It opened before I moved to New York, and it was a difficult place to get a reservation because it was amazing from day one. 5 years after I moved to NYC, I was worried that magic would be gone and the pasta would have lost it’s luster. Nope. No Way. It was better than I remember. We enjoyed their famed Raviolo di Ricotta with farm egg, which has the most succulent and sweet aroma when they bring it out. The oozing egg pairs perfectly with the fluffy ricotta and hint of nutmeg… it’s truly a masterpiece. For my entree I had the Agnolotti del Plin for the second time, which are tiny veal and rabbit filled pasta pillows, garnished with plenty of grana padano. I know I don’t usually write about food on here, but when a meal is so good it causes you to put down you phone, NOT take a picture, and close your eyes to enjoy every sweet second… you have to write about it. If you are ever in San Francisco, or heaven forbid live hear and have NOT been, you must go to Cotogna!
Now on to the outfit that allowed me to enjoy the best pasta in San Francisco! I wore this oversize sweater (the better to stuff your face with my dear), layered over a simple black and white stripe long sleeve tee. Paired with this little gingham mini, the look was urban but sweet. While I have stayed away from mini skirts lately, when I do wear them I pair them with a lower heel boot or sneakers, and an oversize top to balance the proportions.
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