Everything is delicious at Lalito, but the olive oil cake is amazing! We discovered this gem in Chinatown a few months ago for dinner and decided to try it for brunch. Starting off with a delicious orange wine, we then moved on to the peach ricotta olive oil cake. It was clear that a lot of thought was put into every ingredient and texture – the crunch and softness of the cake, the drizzle of olive oil, the ricotta, the peach, and the thyme garnish.
The texture study continued with the coconut grits and pork, where the pork was both crispy and tender, and the coconut didn’t overwhelm. The celery and bacon salad was perfectly dressed with crispy celery and slightly softer bacon. And don’t miss out on the magical bathroom. I won’t spoil the surprise but highly recommend. A beautiful meal!