Our business meeting rolled over into dinner time! The choice- old school Italian!
Of course, my nerves started rattling- oh my.. what in the world am I going to eat in an authentic Italian style “meat” filled restaurant. Remember, I don’t eat pasta either!
Not just what am I going to eat- but what may I be tempted by. It’s not easy when transitioning. I have been spoiled lately, preparing my own food and frequenting mostly vegetarian or vegan restaurants and cafes.
Feeling brave and only really going for the conversation and support- I welcomed the challenge!
At Marinella, a restaurant which has been in the West Village on the corner of Carmine Street and Bedford for as long as I can recall, they were of course, wonderful and incredibly accommodating! As a matter of fact- I had an amazing meal! Technically, I am still spoiled!
Then for dinner I had polenta. They don’t make it with any butter or cheese- no need to- it was amazing as is! This was prepared beautifully and literally melted in my mouth! It’s most likely not organic though. With the polenta, I enjoyed fresh vegetables that they prepared for me. I ate everything!