I met an old friend for dinner here on a Wednesday night. It was a nice treat! I really like this place because it’s small and has yummy food! Oh, and they have Peroni beer on tap! Woot!
We were seated in a small table in the far back corner of the restaurant. It was perfect for us to catch-up until another group of two right were seated right beside us (literally, their table was two feet from us in a small corner and we could hear everything each other said). Thankfully we were almost done our dinner and conversation by the time the two ladies were seated beside us, or I would have asked to move. We could hardly hear ourselves think, let alone hear each other talk. I know the rest of the restaurant was set up for large groups, but the all the tables on the one side of the restaurant were empty… I was not impressed.
We shared the bison meatballs which were nicely flavoured, dense bundles of joy. I think there were 6 of the meatballs so we had 3 each. It came with a small piece of focaccia bread which was nice to dip into the sauce. I totally apologize for the crappy photos in this post – it was too dark for a decent photo without flash and the flash made it look horrible. There’s only so many times you can tell your friend ‘wait, don’t stick your fork in it yet – just one more photo!’…
The special of the evening was a stuffed pork porchetta with pureed cauliflower and nicely prepared kale and potatoes. The dish was really great (despite my blurry photo), but really salty; it actually burned my tongue. I looked up porchetta when I got home, simply to learn more about it, and what I found said that porchetta is often heavily salted (interesting fact to know for next time!). But, back to the story – after I took the crust off the porchetta it was very enjoyable. The flavours were awesome and it reminded me of something I’d get at home if my mom were a well-experienced, well-trained chef!