Rezdôra is a New York Times three-star restaurant in the Flatiron district near me serving authentic Emilia-Romagna cuisine. Before COVID, reservations were challenging. During the pandemic, the restaurant began offering take out.
Having never done take-out before, I was trying to figure out timing. (Odd, I know for a New Yorker, but I either ate out or cooked.) I decided to pick up my lasagna Bolognese to bake at home ($38) midday to avoid the daily protests. I followed the directions to a tee, resulting in something inedible.
When I stopped back at the Rezdôra, the chef apologized for the mistake of giving me the already cooked lasagne. He then gave me a bag with an uncooked lasagne and asked if he could treat me to their heavenly cream-centered burrata served with prosciutto di parma ($15). I had the latter that night for dinner adding a baguette and a quarter of the former the next. Each with a big red!
To be fair to Rezdôra, I’m saving my review until the city opens up and I can dine there. (Sharing — that I tried. Now that we have alfresco dining, reservations are not easy and are only available for a table of four.