With no other forms of entertainment in the city when the sun goes down eating out has been the go to way to meet friends and share a meal at a socially distanced restaurant.
The other evening, I joined a friend at Bocca Cucina which is located at 39 E. 19th Street. Bocca Cucina basically serves Italian cuisine with a creative and modern edge.
Since the restaurants have basically taken over the streets we sat on the other side of the restaurant but in the street :).
Here is how they socially distanced their tables “in this remote section:) across the street from the restaurant 🙂
So what did I decide to order?
It was hot and muggy and seriously I just wanted something light.
So I ordered an appetizer of shrimps wrapped in bacon.
But since I knew that I was only getting 3 🙂 shrimps I ordered Brussel Sprouts with ham and I seriously love Brussel Sprouts so I was feeling pretty happy about that.
So how was dinner?
I enjoyed the seasoning on the shrimp but I found the bacon to be way too fatty and wound up unwrapping all the shrimp from the bacon. But, I enjoyed the Brussel Sprouts and ham so that made up for the way too fatty bacon.
Then it was sooo muggy out I decided to order some dessert that would cool me off 🙂 .
So I ordered a Lemon Tart with fresh strawberries and blueberries.
It was good because it was light and sweet enough.
So would I recommend Bocca Cucina?
I would consider returning but I wouldn’t order the Shrimp and Bacon appetizer again 🙂 .