Early Valentine's dinner at Gaetano's. We did their smaller tasting menu (which is discounted on Thursdays), sampling nine different savories and four desserts, and it was delicious and way too much food; at least twice what we'd normally eat for dinner, maybe more. Total over-the-top indulgence, but you know, I was not inclined to restrain myself tonight, considering. It was delicious. I don't think we'd do the tasting menu again, but if we went back, I would gladly indulge in the following dishes which I particularly enjoyed:
- Panna cotta di Bufala con speck
Bufala mozzarella panna cotta served with cream of eggplant, grape tomatoes, speck, pesto and apple balsamico.
- Datteri e polpettina al cocco
Dates stuffed with beef and chorizo wrapped in pancetta and baked, served with coconut- tomato sauce accented with cumin, coriander and jalapeo
- Gnocchi di zucca al ragout
Homemade butternut squash gnocchi tossed with beef short rib and wild mushroom ragout, accented with garlic and white wine sauce
All four of the desserts were awesome too.