the family returns tomorrow morning (aly and michael) so tonight is the last night for our scheduled food blog. we decided on italian and made our way to boutique della pasta. it had good reviews on trip advisor so i thought we should give it a try. i checked out their facebook page, found their hours (we weren’t going to make the mistake of arriving early again) and we made our way there. when we arrived we discovered they were closed today. this was not disclosed on their facebook page. i found that slightly annoying because it seems to me that a quick status update letting folks know you are closed seems sort of an easy thing to do. but what do i know other than they aren’t the only italian restaurant in the game. so we headed to pulcinella da stefano.
we went ahead with the appetizer to share routine that we’ve gotten so good at. we ordered the panzerotti.
it was puff pastry, stuffed with cheese and mushrooms and fried. not sure you could mess that one up. we both agreed it was good and that it was a pretty substantial appetizer, even when shared. sam thought it would make a great entree.
for my meal i ordered the gnocchi alla crema di asparagi e ricotta (gnocchi with asparagus mousse and ricotta cheese).
it was a nice dish. very much what was described. it would probably fall in the comfort food category.
sam had the calzone.
he said it was good, but it was a little heavy on the spinach and mushroom for his liking. we probably could have made two perfect calzones out of this one. i would have taken all the spinach and mushroom and he could have had the meats.
i think we would both say this was a good meal from a restaurant that is probably pretty reliable when it comes to serving good food.
i think it’s possible we will continue our food blogging, but we’ll have to see where our commitment levels fall before we know that for sure.