Well hello there again. I haven't written much since my last post mainly because of the results of November 8. I'm not alone in saying that it came as a complete shock but that was the shock related to losing a competition. In my mind, the days after the election have been much worse when the idea of what is happening has slowly sunk in. There have been numerous stories of horrible incidents that have left me wondering if the America that I've been living in has largely been a mirage. That there's this ugly underbelly that you always heard about but never in a million years did you think it would be allowed to surface. But, it's happened and I'm encouraged by the people who are rallying to fight for those things that we cherish about this country and excited about joining them.
The menu is only written on two chalkboards in the restaurant (even the website just has a picture of one of the chalkboards on a daily basis). It's a charming feature and efficient for a menu that changes daily. On this night, we started with the Chicken Liver Mousse with Pickled Quail Eggs and Crostini. Perfect little creamy starter artfully made with little of the liver aftertaste. Also love the color of the quail eggs pickled in beet juice. Next, we ordered all three pastas for the night: Pappardelle Pomodoro, Spinach & Ricotta Malfatti and the Shrimp Agnolotti with a Tomato, Creme, & Habanero sauce.