Dinner at Osteria Mozza
Let be begin by saying Osteria Mozza lived up and exceeded our party of 6 expectations, it was PHENOMENAL.
I will go over what I devoured but everybody loved the whole meal; from antipasti a trip down the mozzarella bar, the pastas to the main dish.
Started with Burrata from Puglia with Leeks and fett'unta, creamy with wonderful flavors all over. And then there was the pasta (best I have ever had) Maltagliati with wild boar ragu, wonderful fresh pasta and incredible tasting boar ragu (next time 2 orders). Last dish the Grilled Quail wrapped in pancetta with sage and honey, my mouth was singing as the joint flavors all came together, another delicious dish. Being I am not a food writer I tried to express my experience best I can, all I can say is I can't wait to return...
do they take reservation for mozzarella bar? can you order off the menu at the mozzarella bar?
I went for the first time a couple of weeks ago. (I'd been to the Pizzeria several times, but hadn't been to the Osteria.) We started with a tasting of mozzarella....then had the pasta tasting menu with wine pairings. I thought it was a terrific deal for $69 (that was just for the food) and another $50, I think, for wines. The wines were very well selected, and the pastas were all very nice. Only disappointed a bit...pommodoro, i think. And it was packed on a Monday night. I'm anxious to go back.
I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. Went for the first time on Saturday night and we will be back. Loved everything that we had except for the desserts. I had to rush home and make the beef brasato! Cedar planked salmon actually tasted smoked all the way through- rarely happens. What impressed us even more than the the amazing food was the service- our servers were so attentive- we have a food intolerance issue and they were so diligent it almost made me cry!
Desserts- the poached pear was tiny ( seckel?) and overwhelmed by the booze. The chocolate cake was really a harder flourless chocolate mousse torte and needed something like a vanilla to offset the dense chocolate taste- that wasn't special to begin with. But that hardly spoiled our meal.
For those of you on a gluten free diet- they have gluten free pasta. I didn't try them because since I am not usually a corn pasta fan. I had so many other dishes that I really wanted to try. Next time.