Friday, January 21, 2011

How solving one dilemma creates a whole new dilemma

You all will be happy to know that after my minor panic attack brought on by lack of preparation for my upcoming marathon, that I did solve the most serious dilemma: finding a suitable pre-marathon carb-loading establishment. After much grueling in-depth research, I finally decided on Il Mito Trattoria and Enoteca after reading many positive reviews, and glancing through their mouth-watering menu.

But I am now faced with a new dilemma...

What should I order??? *panics*

I mean, just listen to these delectable choices:

Capelli d’Angelo Primavera
Angel hair pasta tossed with an ingredient-based sauce of artichoke, asparagus, peas, tomatoes and Growing Power basil. Complemented with arugula, spinach, e.v.o.o and sliced garlic. This is all about the cuisine of an Enoteca: no camouflaging here, I use nature and the highest quality ingredients as my guide, with the help of my friend Will Allen from Growing Power. WOW! Try my organic sauvignon Blanc with this one.

Mezzaluna di Zucca
Half-Moon pumpkin Raviolis complemented by a creamy sage sauce. Topped with toasted walnuts, Imported Parmesan cheese, and extra virgin olive oil.

Homemade tortelloni stuffed with roasted shiitake, crimini, porcini mushrooms and whipped ricotta. Served in a creamy mushroom sauce and topped with grated Parmesan and extra virgin olive oil.

Pizza Foresti
Shiitake, crimini and portobello mushrooms, caramelized onions, Asiago cheese and ripe tomatoes.

Pizza Napolitana
Fresh mozzarella, grilled roma tomatoes, fresh basil, cracked pepper and basil pesto.

Insalata di Mozzarella Genovese
Fresh mozzarella, oven-roasted roma tomatoes, grilled eggplant, basil pesto, caramelized onion, balsamic. reduction and extra virgin olive oil atop mixed greens.

Insalata di Funghi

A Piedmonte specialty of three different mushrooms — crimini, white and porcini — plus Chef Feker’s addition of shiitake mushrooms, roasted to perfection and tossed with shaved Parmesan cheese, fresh thyme and lemon zest. Served atop mesclun and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice.

*drools uncontrollably*

So, as you can see, I need your help! The whole menu is drool-worthy. What should I order?! And because I know how you all are, I will state right now that "Everything!" is not a valid option. Although I could order a salad and a pasta dish, or a salad and a pizza... theoretically. So, please limit your recommendations to no more than two items. I need your votes by 6pm Saturday night.

Ready? GO!

Peace. Love. Train.

1 comment:

  1. Pizza Napolitana

    Insalata di Mozzarella Genovese

    The above would be my order :)

    Have fun at the race - all the best, runner girl :)