Let the catching up begin! After a good night's rest, I am rejuvenated and ready to rock again!
On Tuesday, Giggles, Bax, Prim, and I went to a lecture and had dinner afterward at Pomodoro Trattoria.
The restaurant is small and cozy.
We were a bit alarmed to see this display of instant pasta.
The food allayed our fears quickly. We started with a large insalata caprino ($7.50) -- fresh baby mixed greens, roasted bell peppers, artichoke hearts, and goat cheese with house vinaigrette. Good salad.
The garlic bread ($2.50) was quite tasty, but, really, anything loaded with oil, garlic, and parmesan would be.
Giggles had the wild salmon special ($18.75). The bite I had was yummy, although I don't think the dish warranted its price.
Bax's farfalle caprino ($9.95) was steeped with white wine cream sauce, goat cheese, and sundried tomato. I had a bite of this, too. Rich. Love.
My gnocchi alla bolognese ($10.95) delighted me. The meat sauce was none too exciting, but the gnocchi had the lovely bounce-in-your-mouth quality that good potato pasta has. Mmm.
Prim didn't say too much about her gnocchi all vodka ($10.75), but she generally has very high standards when it comes to food (the girl hates Campanile, for Christ's sake). I didn't photograph her meal, since there were a bunch of bottles in the way, and Prim is not accustomed to my snap-happy ways.
We had a pre-dessert of tiramisu ($5.50). Meh. I've had better.
The thing to remember at Pomodoro Trattoria is that gnocchi > tiramisu. Got it? Good.
Addendum: You may have noticed my usage of "pre-dessert" above. That's because we went to Diddy Riese afterwards.
I can't go to Westwood without this sweet ending.