Friday, June 27, 2008

Rustic Pleasures

Finally made it to Cafe Rustica for the first time last night- Andy Howell is doing some simple yet lovely dishes. Started with a grilled radichhio wrapped in prosciutto and drizzled with a sweet balsamic dressing- a nice combination of texture and flavors. Susannah & I split a few mains- a Scampi Pasta dish that was spiked with lots of fresh garlic and a cheesy cream sauce- a perfect swimming pool for moist and tender shrimp. Half a chicken with roasted potatoes and green beans arrived on a skillet- perfectly cooked chicken- comfort food indeed.

Topped off the evening with a perfectly creamy and bittersweet chocolate mousse.

2 comments:

Lauren said...

I'm so glad that you made it there and had a wonderful experience. Andy is by far my favorite chef in Richmond.

Anonymous said...

What, no pictures!?!?!