Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tavola

July 20, 2014


Side of pork & fennel meatballs from the Casarecce - 2

J's comment > not bad; very tender and juicy meatballs, full of flavor but not too much fennel thankfully; loved the tomato sauce

Burrata with sea salt and olive oil - 2

J's comment > not bad; very soft burrata; extremely crisp crostinis that didn't taste stale at all - excellent toasting factor here; flavor of olive oil overwhelmed the burrata though, which is already inherently a subtle cheese; at the very least, better than Farmer's Apprentice's

Brick Chicken w roasted garlic jus - 2

J's comment > really thick cut of chicken cooked through, but just the slightest bit dry; flavor had a slight tinge of sourness (lemon?) that didn't work in its favor; skin could have been crisper if the jus wasn't poured on top, would have preferred the jus just on the bottom

Spaghetti w tomatoes & basil - 2

J's comment > pasta OK, but again, the sourness that I got from the chicken was here too, and even more concentrated; could have used more sauce and cheese too

Crostinis
(top to bottom)

Chicken liver w balsamic onions - 2

Robiola, roasted cherry tomato - 2

Walnut pesto, gorgonzola & pear - 2

J's comment > ho hum avg; advertised flavors not too strong, especially the gorgonzola; crostinis crisp (same batch as from the burrata dish I imagine)

Meyer Lemon Positano - 2

J's comment > not bad; very creamy and rich but not heavy; essentially a lemon panna cotta; very refreshing w strong lemon flavors

Pesca: Peach puree & soda - 2

J's comment > subtle peach flavor, not too sweet

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