Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Special Dinner

It was a birthday dinner
No photos

Trattoria Stella,

Along with our locals, Guillaume at La Becasse, and Randy at blu, Chef Myles was a 2010 James Beard Award semi-finalist.

Everything on the menu looked so tempting, but we managed to hold back and share a few dishes

Caldi :

Asparagus season just starting, so of course we went for this
It was choice between two preparations:
Cornmeal battered & fried, sweet pea puree, sour crema, lemon zest & juice
Char-grilled, poached egg, truffle oil, on toasted sourdough with lemon "zabaglione"
We went for the char-grilled

Freddi :
Burrata Pugliese (Burrata Puglia)- House made. Ricotta wrapped in Mozzarella, served with a generous lump of prosciutto di Parma, red amaranth micro greens, grilled Roma tomatoes, tomato broth, crostini

We ended up taking half of it home

Skipped Insalate & Zuppe and went straight for Pietanze :
Shirley had the Wagyu Short Ribs, slow cooked, mushroom "guarnizione", seared white potatoes, fava beans, sweet peas, pea shoots and braising sauce, while I had the off the menu Wagyu top steak, some crisp porcine strips, broccoli and cheesy risotto.

We took portions of both home

A nice find - going on my "pay attention to" list


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