OK. Food time. The menu (November 2014) consists of 6 categories: crudo (raw), verdura (vegetables), pasta, pesce (fish), and carne (meat). Most of the dishes are medium-sized, which means they're not large enough to make you full. So, you have to get at least 2-3 dishes per person. Steph and I were pretty hungry when we came here but we only ordered a crudo, a verdura, two pastas, and a side of Brussels Sprouts. For our verdura, we got the roasted mushrooms with pancetta and ricotta salata with a fried egg on top. I know this is blasphemous to say... but I do not like mushrooms (unless they're truffles). The texture is just too weird for me and I don't like some of the earthy flavors. However, I LOVED these mushrooms. After mixing up all of the ingredients, we had five amazing flavors working with each other to entice our appetites. We got the yolkiness from the egg, the cheesy greatness from the ricotta salata, the earthiness from the mushrooms, the savoriness from the roasting, and the amazing meaty flavor from the pancetta. This is genius. These are practically the only mushrooms I would willingly eat.
For our second appetizer, we got the escolar with avocado, basil, and chilies. It's raw fish, similar to sashimi, but the raw fish is often cured with salt or lemon juice. Steph and I aren't 100% sure but sauce was some sort of olive oil and lemon juice mixture. I think they might have added some broth as well. It was very good. The fish was soft and full of flavor.
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