July 25, 2019

Leave the gun, take the cannoli

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Ninja and I haven't caught up in person in a while, so while she's back in town for a stopover between her travels, we figured we should have a meal together.  I asked my friend which types of cuisine she wanted to avoid, and eventually we settled on Locanda dell'Angelo for our dinner.  I know that Chef Angelo Agliano had taken up command of Tosca at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, but I figured we would still get a decent meal here.

Our amuse bouche was Parmesan flan with pesto and jamón ibérico.

Busiate ai gamberi rossi di Sicilia e carabineros con pomodorini Pachino - I had no idea what busiate was, but I knew I definitely wanted gamberi rossi and carabineros on my plate.  The sight of that big carabinero made my mouth water.  But the long, braided pasta proved a little difficult to eat.  It was too thick to be twirled, and I didn't want to try cutting it with my spoon.  So I picked it up with my fork rather carefully... while trying to get some of the little chunks of gamberi rossi in the process.

In spite of all the effort required, I gotta say I thoroughly enjoyed this.  But then again... how could I not?!

Presa Iberica arrostita alle erbe con trio di indivie al balsamico invecchiato - I chose to forgo the antipasti and had a second piatti instead.  The pan-fried ibérico pork neck was certainly very tender thanks to the marbling, although it tasted a little too greasy for my liking.

I was too stuffed to take any dessert on the spot, but I didn't want to pass up the opportunity to have the cannoli.  So I cracked a joke by uttering the iconic line from The Godfather: "leave the gun, take the cannoli".  I got the cannoli to go...

Cannoli di Ricotta, pistacchio e frutta candita

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