Ricci Crostini (Sea Urchin & Lardo)

240 Central Park South near Broadway

Sea urchin and lardo sound like an unlikely pair but they make for a successful marriage on a sea salt crostini. Both have a melt-in-your-mouth sensation and possess their own distinct characteristics. The sea urchin's sweet brininess is balanced by the buttery tones from the lardo. Mmm... And that crunch from the crostini. If a plate of these were offered as an entree, I'd order it and forget the rest of the menu existed.