I should really change the title to "My Friday Night!"
I honestly don't recall much from the week outside a declared heat wave, drinking mega tons of water, and watching a boatload of tennis...
What I do remember is leaving work on Friday night to celebrate my 7 year anniversary with my boyfriend ( I wrote 8 on Twitter! typo!)
So I don't have pictures from the week really that I deem worth digging up and uploading so be prepared for food pictures my fellow foodies!!
For our anniversary, my boyfriend told me to pick the place...
So off the help of Yelp and Menu Pages I discovered L'Artusi
I told him of my pick, and he said
"Italian food?? You hate Italian food! Pick something else"
Right he is...but I decided, "This is where we are going, ok???"
I had faith in online reviewers!
I picked a place in a part of town we never go to, far from trains, expensive parking, and needed walking towards in a heat wave (sounds like me...)
Also it was just this little place in the wall...BUT inside was far better.
Downstairs is comfortable and cozy while the upstairs has a canopy for bright sunshine
Home made ricotta cheese was the special cheese of the day off their cheese menu, and he chose fluke ceviche as an appetizer
( This man hated fish, after 7 years of dating a seafood lover he can now eat fish in the raw!)
The pasta's are home made and made to order so there is a slight wait (cocktails time!)
Our main courses of pasta looked deceptively small but you get quite full after the waiting, and slow enjoyment. The wine menu was huge, and the sides are a lot bigger than the dishes. The crispy potatoes were more of rounded baked baby potatoes cooked with herbs and sage?
The American girl in me would have preferred ketchup to eat with them, but I ate what the chef prepared which reminded me of French onion dip. I passed on that, but the potatoes were quite divine.
The house specialty dessert was olive oil cake which everyone seems to rave about but it tasted like yellow cake to me but enhanced?
The meal was splendid, and the only thing I would change next time is the dessert
Mini restaurant review on my dinner date!
Are anyone you guys Yelpers?