I went out with Ben and a few single friends to Luca for dinner. After we had out fill of risotto and fried olives, I suggested we head to Cavatappo (owned by the same people) for some after dinner drinks.
I love this tiny wine bar. Located in the Upper East Side, Cavatappo has an Old World feel and a very warm vibe. The interior is brick with just a couple long tables and stools. Ingenious hooks are right under the table so that you can hang up your purse (why, oh, why don’t more bars have these?) The menu includes a wide selection of white, red, and rose and sparkling wines, as well as some snacks.
It was a nice, quiet place to catch up and drink tasty wine. Ben and I were having a blast, when I noticed that my friends were getting antsy. One said to me, “We’re going dancing at this club now. Do you guys want to come?”
I suppose if you’re in the mood for a wild night, Cavatoppo is not the place. I declined the invite for dancing. Taking Ben’s hand for the journey home, I pondered the differences between single and settled sociality, and how lovely a glass of wine can be.