larimar :: spring lake

Sunday night we celebrated my father in law’s birthday at Larimar, which recently opened in Spring Lake. I’m a huge fan of anything Italian. Pasta on a Sunday? SIGN ME UP! 🙂

Matt’s sister Christine went a few times over the winter and loved it. We have the same taste, so I was beyond excited to finally check it out! Needless to say, it exceeded my expectations.

The restaurant opens to a bar with the cutest pendant lighting. I always love a restaurant that focuses on a beautiful bar area. It evokes a fun atmosphere, not to mention Matt & I love to snag a seat and eat dinner at the bar when we can!

larimar :: spring lake, new jersey

larimar :: spring lake, new jersey

First and foremost, the decor is stunning. Larimar is a type of blue stone which is only found in the Carribbean; these hues are reflected thoughtfully in their decor, from the lush teal banquettes to the glass blown vases on each table. I can’t stop thinking about ways to incorporate blue into our beach house after spending time here.

agnolotti :: larimar

Most of the restaurant options down the shore err on the casual side, so it’s fun finding a menu similar to what you’d see in Manhattan. There was a very clear seasonal focus which I always appreciate. I opted for the little gem salad and agnolotti with sage which were both amazing. Nothing that warms my heart more than a ravioli 🙂

And last but not least, dessert! We tried a multitude – but the torta barozzi was the all star.

torta barozzi :: larimar

Counting down the days until we can go back and try the summer menu!