I have now moved on to other endeavors, however, my good friend and now roommate, Rian, has just moved to New York City and will also be working in the kitchens of Locanda Verde. As a warm welcome to Manhattan, I decided to plan out an entire day of food related festivities for the both of us. I have gotten the opportunity to dine in both Locanda Verde as well as The Dutch, a regional American concept, however there were still a few Andrew Carmellini restaurants that I had yet to try. Therefore, I wasted no time in setting up lunch reservations at Lafayette, followed by dinner reservations at Little Park. Never before had I eaten two extravagant meals within one day. I really did not anticipate the amount of food I was committing myself to but it was a beautiful experience.