A Simple Chicken Piccata Is An Italian Delight
A bottle of red, a bottle of white – It all depends upon your appetite
I’ll meet you any time you want – In our Italian Restaurant. – Billy Joel
When I lived in New York City, there was a restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen, 39th and 9th Avenue, just across from the Port Authority called Guido’s Restaurant or Supreme Macaroni. The front of the restaurant was a small store with shelves lined with pasta. You would walk through the store to get to the restaurant in back.
In my memory, Guido’s was bigger than the descriptions I’ve been reading online. According to a couple of websites, the restaurant only held 10 tables covered with checkered table cloths. I’ve been looking for photos of the restaurant but only can find some of the front of the building and not the interior except for this famous photo taken for Billy Joel’s The Stranger Album. You can read more about this photo at Billy Joe’s website.
Photo from www.billyjoel.com
I also remember you could order wine in carafes and they would give you what looked like juice glasses to drink from. The food was excellent. Two of my favorite dishes at Guido’s were veal Francais and chicken piccata. I’m sure I can’t duplicate the meal from Guido’s because a lot of the enjoyment came from the experience of being at this restaurant, but I can show you how to make a good chicken piccata recipe at home.