“This is the best chicken soup I’ve ever had.” That’s what JM said after having some of Felidia’s Chicken Soup ($15).
Zuppa Di Zucca – Roasted Butternut Squash Soup – was the one featured on the list, but they didn’t have it on the menu. I had definitely groaned in my head when the waiter told us what the soup du jour was because I was pretty tired of the same old chicken noodle soup that cost too much and was nothing special. In fact, I didn’t even think you could really make this type of soup unique. Well, Felidia (celeb chef, Lidia Bastianich’s, resto) proved me wrong.
At first you see ingredients just like any other chicken soup – shreds of fresh chicken, carrots and leeks (I don’t believe I saw celery). Then you taste the broth, which was one of the more flavorful ones out there. But what separated this one from all the other ones
were the “noodles.” This was no ordinary white pasta. Instead, it was bread rolled up into dough with some cheese. Homemade, omg-give-me-more-of-this awesomeness. It added a whole new dimension to typical chicken soup.
But, again, it always comes back to what you’re getting for the money. Were these noodles worth $15? Probably not. If it were $10 a bowl, maybe.
PS – Looks like they have the Zuppa Di Zucca as part of their Pre-Theatre Menu for $45 per person, during certain days/times, and by reservation only.
243 E. 58th Street
New York, NY10022