These are the Puffin's words - and there ain't no doubt according to her. This is the best lasagna she has ever had, period, end of story. When she speaks about it I imagine she is talking about me, rather than a cheese and meat dish. She raved and raved about it after trying it for lunch last week. Prior to leaving for Paris, I went with her to check it out. I had a few spoonfuls and I agree - it's pretty excellent - and this is from a guy who doesn't necessarily like lasagna.
Hang on, I'm getting ahead of myself. This is a restaurant that specializes in Venetian cuisine, which I prefer to southern Italian. We started with a clam soup with orecchetti, which was nicely done. It had some kind of lemon flavoring as well, perhaps lemon verbena. Very good.
Normally I wouldn't put pictures of bread on the blog, but this stuff is a cut above. It's served warm out of the oven with butter on the side. We had two loads of this because we're pigs.
I love pork so I ordered a crispy pork belly sandwich. To be honest, I wasn't too happy with it. The pork was not crispy enough - I really was looking to shave off a few years of my life and this tasted a bit too healthy to me.
Not so for the crispy potatoes. These were top-shelf, with just enough bacon bits to please the pig-lover in me. No, I ain't afraid of swine flu (some folks actually believe you can get swine flu from eating bacon....)
Finally, an affogatto with some sort of granola. We enjoyed it, but to me - they could have left the granola out. I think I am spoiled by my trips to Pozzetto....
For those of you who want to know, it's a cute place, kinda rustic. The ceiling is half-scraped to reveal glimpses of original tin and there is a huge chandelier. A very pleasant atmosphere to get an excellent meal. They don't take reservations and it tends to get packed, so if you can, get over there for lunch during the week - at noon sharp.