Astoria, Food and Drink
Feb 07, 2013

Meg Hearts Il Bambino’s Beet Salad

A few weeks back I got called for jury duty, for which I was NOT happy about. I did my service, of course, tempting though it was to postpone, and (…)

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A few weeks back I got called for jury duty, for which I was NOT happy about. I did my service, of course, tempting though it was to postpone, and was overjoyed when I was released. And since I was released around 1pm, I decided to treat myself to a delicious lunch at Il Bambino. One of the things I chose to eat was the Beets with Baby Arugula salad – it also involved fresh goat cheese and toasted walnuts. It was heaven. 

It comes on the plate, one big baby arugula pile.

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You have to peek in there to see all the tasty bits of beets, goat cheese, and walnuts.

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Look at all that deliciousness! It was dressed with a sharp dressing, which I was very happy with. I tend to prefer more acidic vinaigrettes over oily ones. The whole combination was beautiful.

I devoured it with gusto, leaving a mostly empty plate behind at the end.

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I would absolutely get this again. Highly recommended, especially if you like beets and goat cheese.

Il Bambino, 34-08 31st Ave, Astoria (GMAP), (718) 626-0087, ilbambinonyc.com

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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