Trending in 2014: Octopus

This year I tried octopus for the first time and it instantly became a constant craving of mine. Luckily for me, octopus was a regular on many menus in 2014. Let's hope it is here to stay in the upcoming year. 

Tasty and beautiful octopus dishes in NYC: 

1. Minetta Tavern: Grilled octopus served over a pea and pancetta salad

2. Charlie Bird: Grilled octopus saltimbocca with chic peas and prosciutto

3. Perla: Grilled octopus with oven dried tomatoes, eggplant and fett'unta

4. Scarpetta: Grilled octopus over mixed vegetables in a mushroom sauce