I intend to compare the different version of Utica Greens in this blog post by tasting as many as I can from as many different restaurants in the Central New York area that I can get to. This might take a while!
I visited in December 2014. My first taste of Utica Greens and I fell in love! The Nestico's version is made with the escarole that is sautéed with cherry peppers, olive oil, bacon, grated cheese, and bread crumbs. Appetizer - $9.00
I visited in January 2015. This version of Utica Greens sells as an appetizer for $7.95. This version includes pancetta - YUM, which adds really great flavor to the dish. It's a nice size portion as well. Shared between 2 people, we even had enough to take some home.
I visited in December 2014. This version of Utica Greens is called Sauteed Greens Insalaco and sells as an appetizer for $4.95 small or $6.95 large. This is a meatless dish. Even with a lack of meat, this dish did not lack in flavor, although if it were my recipe, I may decrease the amount of breadcrumbs just a tad. Would I order again? Absolutely!