The Obicà mantra is simple: use the highest quality ingredients to create simple dishes that speak for themselves. The restaurant, with kitchens in Los Angeles, New York, London, Tokyo and Dubai, flies in mozzarella straight from Rome twice a week, giving the term "fresh" a whole new meaning. However, what really strikes a different note with Chef Erind Halilaj's take on Italian cuisine at Obicà's Flatiron is the light approach he strives for. Taking quintessential Italian food and bringing it down to its simplest, brightest form, Obicà presents artful meals that aren't overdone—and won't leave you feeling overstuffed. Delizioso indeed. Here, Halilajlet's BAZAAR.com in on his best kept secrets.
This Rice soup with Egg, Thyme and Lemon sauce is quite similar to the typical Greek chicken soup, but we omitted the chicken, adding some thyme for extra zest. It’s very easy to make and it’s ideal for a winter evening, or for when you want something healthy and delicious but dont make it time to go grocery shopping ;-)
Among life’s great questions: To eat a pain au chocolate or a cronut? In case you ever have to choose between the two, we’ve ranked the iconic pastries—along with seven other classic treats—in the ultimate battle of the desserts: Paris versus New York City. Each confection is ranked from 1 to 5 for price and accessibility, with 1 as the lowest and easiest to get, and 5 the priciest and most difficult to find.
Don’t agree with our rankings? Sample them all. No judgments here.
Grilled cheese month. It’s a thing.
April is also deemed the month of the BLT sandwich, soft pretzels, soy foods (don’t even ask) and a personal favorite – garlic. But for some reason grilled cheese month is the only thing that seems to be shouted from the Internet rooftops.
While my waistline couldn’t tolerate 30 whole days of grilled cheese sandwiches, my Facebook feed has been so inundated with pictures of gooey cheese sliding out of crispy, buttered slices of bread, I just had to hop on the bandwagon.
And let me tell you friends, the grilled cheese bandwagon is a very, very good place to be.