From the outside La Pecora Bianca is bright, airy, always overflowing with smiling diners, and has the cutest little gold lamb etched on the front door. I’d been eyeing this spot for a while saying I’ll go in the spring when I feel like my outfit and the weather will match the restaurant’s vibe (overthinking things, I know), so I was so excited when the Bitches got invited to try LPB’s new brunch offerings.
In addition to their house made pasta and egg dishes, toast trios, and frittata, they’ve now got an Eggs Benedict bar full of avocado, salmon, prosciutto, and an $18 bottomless bellinis + Bloody Mary deal.
My boyfriend and I started off with the bottomless of course, a Bloody Mary for him and a bellini for me. Both drinks were just how we like them. The bellini was sweet and refreshing, and the Bloody was spicy and full of impactful flavor. LPB’s special only lasts an hour, unlike many 90 minute options in New York, but the drinks are top quality and we didn’t miss the extra time.
While sipping on our yummy cocktails, we both spotted a cutting board of colorful toasts wiz by and land at the table next to us. We both turned our heads and exclaimed “we need that” in unison. Scouring the menu, we found the toast section of the menu. A whole section for topped toasts? This was my kind of place.
We found the toast trio option in fine print below LPB’s offerings. The order consisted of the Avocado, Salmone, and Cotto. These were not your average toasts, and every one was delicious in its own way. My beau’s favorite was the Cotto, which was a layer of prosciutto topped with melty fontina cheese. It tasted like an adult grilled cheese, but was my least favorite.
I was torn between the Avocado and Salmone as my top contender. This wasn’t your typical avocado toast; it was topped with chunky mashed avocado, sliced multicolor cherry tomatoes, red onion, and the perfect amount of chili flakes for a kick. The latter toast, the Salmone, was also incredible. Scallion cream cheese was spread across the fresh slice of bread and topped with smoked salmon. I’d definitely recommend this trio to a group of ladies to split as an app, if you’re thinking this can’t be your entree like I was.
I am not typically a fan of pancakes, but my boyfriend insisted on ordering them. He couldn’t resist when he saw they were made with sheep’s milk ricotta and lemon. (He’s a sucker for anything with lemon.) He was beyond pleased with their fluffy texture and citrusy, sour twist on a typical pancake. The mascarpone and maple syrup made the perfect toppings.
I was hitting food coma level after devouring most of our toasts, so I ordered us a fruit salad to share. In true Bitch fashion, I am often wearing of fruit dishes that don’t spell out exactly what I’m getting on the menu because no I don’t want canned gooey fruit at a restaurant. LPB’s variety was unique and exactly what I was in the mod for. Their fresh fruit salad was made up of grapes, pomegranate seeds, banana, orange slices, and blueberries.
As we ate, the restaurant filled and filled with families, old friends, brunch dates, and big groups. It was delightful to see so many smiling faces enjoying brunch classics in Midtown East.
The Bitches say: A. La Pecora Bianca’s welcoming atmosphere and neighborhood eatery vibe only enhance their fresh ingredients and tasty brunch dishes.
La Pecora Bianca
950 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 899 – 9996
La Pecora Bianca serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 9 a.m.