If you frequent Madison Square Garden for a Knicks games, here's the best Knicks pre-game dinner sport. As you make your way tothe Garden, I would like to suggest Lugo Caffé (1 Penn Plaza,212-760-2700, http://lugocaffe.com/) as a “must try” for fans to visit before supporting their favorite team.
Although Lugo is an Italian eatery, it is full of Knicks spirit, so much that it has its own “Lin and Tonic.” Among Lugo's delectable dishes are Classic Homestyle Meatballs; thehearty traditional Italian dish is considered one of the bestmeatballs in New York. Lugo's original recipe consists of the holy trinity of meat: beef, pork and veal, and is served in pomodoro sauce, dashed with freshly-shaved parmigiano cheese.
Diners will be drooling and dribbling while slam-dunking these tasty meatballs. It's proximity to Madison Square Garden (literally across the street) makes it a perfect choice for pre-game dining and drinking.
And what better way to enjoy those meatballs than with a glass of Prosecco, Pinot Grigio or Chianti, all from Lugo's very own line of wines.
Also, the location is a perfect spot to watch the game, so close to the live action.
VINI DELLA CASA
PROSECCO lugo tailored, nv, veneto
MOSCATO D'ASTI oddero, 2010, piemonte
BRACHETTO D'ASTI icardi, 2007, piemonte
PINOT GRIGIO lugo tailored,2010, friuli
RIESLING hermann wiemer,2008, new york
GAVI martinetti, 2009,piemonte
SAUVIGNON BLANC Depinti, 2010,Trentino
CHARDONNAY tramin,2009, venezia
TRAMINER sant'elena,2008, venezia
VERNACCIA mormoria,2009, siena
SANGIOVESE lugo tailored,2007, toscana
CHIANTI lugo tailored,2008, toscana
DOLCETTO D'ALBA pelissero, 2008,piemonte
MONTEPULCIANOD'ABRUZZO villamedoro,2008, toscana
PINOT NOIR laetitia, 2008,california
CABERNET-MERLOT querciabella,2009, maremma
NERO D'AVOLA terre de giumara,2009, sicilia
BABYAMARONE allegrini "palazzo della torre", 2008,veneto
PROSCIUTTO di PARMA
cow's milk, emilia romagna
sheep's milk, toscana
cow's milk, lombardia
hot dried cured salami
cow's milk, lombardia
sweet napolitano salami
cow, sheep, goat milk, piemonte
LUGO MOZZARELLA BAR
sea salt, extra virgin olive oil
vine tomatoes, sweet basil,
sopressata, fire roasted
peppers, calamata olives
one $5 / two $8 / three $11
ROASTED RED PEPPERS
SALUMERIA TASTING $25
includes two salumi, two formaggi, three assaggini