Saturday, February 6, 2010

Eat here!

If you live near where I live and need good food, go to Cucina Rustica in Morganton, Georgia.

If you're disappointed because Granseefest 2010: Burton Edition was postponed due to weather, rally your in town friends (Carla and Claude, you know them by now) and make the trek to Blue Ridge in the rain (and in the car).

Order the following:

Vongole Al Forno
Little neck clams on the half-shell topped with seasoned bread crumbs, garlic and butter then baked in our wood-fired oven

Anitpasto Freddo Per Due
An assortment of Imported Italian cheeses and cured meats, olives, sun-dried tomatoes and roasted peppers

Don't eat the clams if you're me, because you're allergic to shellfish. You can still enjoy their buttery aroma, and you get extra olives from the antipasto plate.

Then enjoy your salad, which is served family style.

Next, when the entrees come, be glad your table of 4 ordered the following (and doesn't mind sharing bites):

2 orders of VITELLO RUSTICA (Veal Rustica)
Lightly breaded veal stuffed with prosciutto and fontina cheese then topped with a porcini mushroom sauce

Delicate crepes rolled with spinach and ricotta cheese, topped with a parmigiano beschamel sauce and then baked in our wood-fired oven

Meat-filled tortellini tossed in a rich cream sauce with prosciutto, peas and parmigiano cheese

Wish you had saved room for tiramisu or spumoni, but settle, at the end of your meal, for a cup of decaf coffee.


I hope you like it. I [haven't] made it.

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