Monday, March 2, 2009

The Green Texan travels to...New York City!

So, I'm going to New York City during Spring Break with Mom, and Chef Heather, and the thing that has been on my mind the most is probably the silliest thing to worry about. You see, we are going to eat at Babbo, Mario Batali's restaurant. We plan on doing the traditional tasting menu, which includes the following course description: "Pappardelle with Hedghogs and Thyme"

Hedghogs...ok. Is it this-

But I'm really hoping it is this-

According to Chef Heather, who should really know, it will be the mushroom version of hedghog. She has mistakenly thought, though, that we had a bet on this and that it will be solved in the restaurant. I do not make bets when it comes to food, so I finally found proof:

Hedgehog Proof- animal or fungi!!!

Now, honestly, I have to say that I really never believed that Batali would chop up a cute little hedgehog and try to legally feed it to people in New York. I have watched Anthony Bourdain, though, and I wouldn't put it past him.