I promised you a two-fer, so here we go! Once again, some friends that own "Osteria Romana" here in Norwalk opened up an Italian market over the weekend called Romanacci. (www.romanacci.com) Think fresh homemade pastas, sauces, pizzas, desserts, pastries, etc. A fabulous place to grab a week-night dinner when you want to make authentic Italian, and not stuff from a box. (FYI - they have no idea we are writing about them... this is not a paid endorsement or anything. If you have a local place you'd like for us to check out, just email!) So we stopped over Monday evening and picked up dinner... food is in no particular order as we just ate it as one big meal.
Walnut Sourdough Bread
Delicious! Finely ground walnuts, and a light chewy texture. It went perfectly dipped in the homemade garlic oil...
Homemade Garlic Oil
Yes, it comes packed in those little jars! (Bear in mind, the jar is not little, it's actually quite large - the picture is deceiving. Sooooo good! I could have made a meal simply out of bread and oil.
Very creamy texture and cooked just a couple minutes until al dente perfection.
There's that cute jar again! This definitely is one of my favorite vodka sauces that I can buy and bring home. I'm a picky vodka sauce person. I don't like the chunky types of sauce, and I need a good amount of cream and vodka. It could have used some pancetta and onions, but that's a personal preference. Definitely a delicious homemade sauce!
For a wine, we just opened a bottle of white that was lying around - nothing crazy. I forgot to take a picture... sorry.
So there you go. Our second meal of the week. I apologize that its not in the perfect cocktail, appetizer, entree, dessert format - but that's ok. Next week we're back to regular scheduled programming and even though it's game day, we're going all out.
Next Week - Osso Bucco