For starters, we had the salad and pancetta. The salad, Misticanza, was a refreshing mix of arugula, endive, basil, parsley, dill, and other herbs. Topped with ricotta and a light dressing, this paired well with a glass of crisp Alsace Riesling.
|Misticanza - arugula, herbs, citron vinaigrette, ricotta salata|
The pancetta was a wonderful starter. A thick slice of juicy pork belly garnished with figs, microgreens and chopped pistachios. The pork belly was very tender and melted in our mouths. The cauliflower puree added a nice touch to the dish.
|Pancetta (pork belly, figs, cauliflower, pistachio)|
For the main course, we had the Branzino which was cooked perfectly and laid atop a bed of grilled calamari, capers, and fregola, a type of pasta from Sardinia. The appearance, and taste, is similar to Israeli couscous. The dish was executed well and the flavors of each ingredient complimented each other, especially the tomato-based broth.
|Branzino (mediterranean sea bass, fregola, grilled calamari, capers)|
|Pollo - rosemary and lemon marinated chicken, porcini puree, chanterelles, cippolini.|
The desserts ended a wonderful lunch. It's hard to pick which was the best because they were both so different, and delicious. For something refreshing, try the Limone, a lemon yogurt mousse with meyer lemon sorbet with cocoa nibs. It's slightly tart, but perfect to have on a hot summer day.
|Limone - yogurt mousse, meyer lemon, cocoa nibs|
|Coppa - cafe coffee gelato, chocolate ganache, milk foam|
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