Sunday, July 22, 2007
I Nonni? Ay Caramba!
Marie and I had a delicious dinner at Osteria I Nonni in Lilydale last night. The building is weirdly McMansion-esque and located adjacent to a very generic looking condo development. We got a table on the patio overlooking the obligatory man-made pond with fountain in the middle. (Seriously, who lives in these places?) But the food! and the WINE! We had beef carpaccio and a tuna/egg/greens combo for starters with prosecco--a sparkling white wine from Italy. Oh, man, you know that little high you get when you've had a drink before they seat you, and then the food arrives and it's even better than you expected? Every bite is kind of a mini-rush? Oh, man.
We had the osso bucco for an entree, which was lovely, but the star of the night was our pasta course. Orecchiette pasta and roasted cauliflower cooked in the oil that anchovies are packed in. I can't really talk about it yet . . . So. Good.
Our server was a delight and recommended all the right wines. The weather was perfect. No bugs. I'm not sure where we were, exactly. Dude! I nonni must have a wormhole to Xanadu!
at 9:52 AM