May 24th, 2012. Campagnolo Group Dinner
Nearly impromptu meet-up with some friends for an early-ish dinner at Campagnolo. Since my first experience last year I’ve loved this small, casual, high-in-demand, delicious place tucked away on the outskirts under the eaves of Main Street. With a handful of foodies mixed into the group we made a flurry of selections and waited for the food to arrive. First up on our side of the table were the Tonarelli alle Vongole, sawmll bay clams in a chili, garlic and parsley broth. Juicy clams, flavorful broth, warm and savory. Good way to start a meal!
It’s a good thing food & drink connoisseur Anita (la Petite Foodie) was at dinner because as soon as the server mentioned they had fresh Burrata on hand she literally JUMPED on it saying that it was a no-brainer-must-order 😉 Thinly pulled mozzarella wrapped around butter (or cream) this ball of delight came with a drizzle of olive oil, cracked pepper, bresh basil leaves and crostini. Can I just say….. foodgasm????!!! Creamy, light and subtle, perfect to just bite into little by little and savor and it’s also completely spreadable. This….this was a real eye-opener. LOVE IT!!
Another appetizer we ordered was the Eggplant. I don’t quite remmeber, but I believe it was sheets of roasted and marinated eggplants under an herb-y tomato sauce with crispy shards of crostini and celery slices on top with a healthy drizzle of olive oil. Another favorite of all of us for being just the perfect balance of savory-sweet vegetables, fragrant and punchy and a good dose of richness. Yum!
The special main dish of the day was the Spot Prawn Spaghetti! There was NO WAY we weren’t ordering this! Especially since Spot Prawn season was just coming to a close…can’t miss out on fresh sweet spot prawns! I know I’ve written about my love for spot prawns and this dish was no exeption….BOMB ASS SPAGHETTI! Super rich, very fresh and prawns aplenty! It was glorious 😀
Of course we can’t come to Campagnolo and not have Pizza. I can’t quite remember this one but the bread was thin and perfectly soft and crispy at the same time, it was a white pizza with salty notes from the olives and spicy savory from the thin cut pepperoni and we definitly added a good amount of parmigiano reggiano all over 😉 Soooooooo yum!!!
Stomaches full, smiles all around: anoter successful group dinner for the books 😀