Taranta This Weekend
What should we order ? What are some of the best dishes?
Definitely the mussels. I thought the lamb was divine the last time I was there. A special with corn risotto that a DC got finally taught me what risotto should taste like - I never particularly cared for risotto prior to this tasting - each grain was perfectly al dente, each grain distinct from every other, yet bonded together with creaminess. Great.
Some of my own favorites:
Coccio, a wonderful spicy seafood stew (baby octopus, cuttlefish, clams, chickpeas).
If they're grating bottarga on anything, you might want to try that.
Any pisco-based cocktail.
The semifreddo for dessert.
I don't see the sea urchin/bottarga spaghetti, a longtime specialty, on the current menu. Maybe he's just tired of serving it, but it's pretty amazing, might be offered as a special.