Sunday, July 20, 2008
Michael and I met our friends Dale, Nancy, Alison, Glenn, and Jacinda in Nashua at Michael Timothy's last night for dinner. It's always nice to get out for a nice dinner. Michael and I shared the Quick-Fried Eggplant Chips that came with a mozzarella dipping sauce and herbed marinara. The mozzarella sauce was the perfect consistency to dip the eggplant pieces into. There was no cheesy stringy mess. I had a small Mediterranean Salad that was loaded with greens, grilled zucchini, marinated mushrooms, artichokes, olives, chick peas, feta cheese and couscous, topped with balsamic dressing. It was big even for a small salad and the popping ingredient was the grilled zucchini. I really have to remember how good that tastes and grill a few more zucchinis on my own grill. For dinner, Mike and I shared a wood grilled Sweet Cherry Pepper, Sausage and Prosciutto Pizza. It had five cheeses, San Marzano tomatoes, and fresh basil on it as well. Salty, but good. We had a little left over pizza this morning for breakfast and it was even better cold! And always my favorite, dessert. Michael and I shared the Warm Soft Chocolate Cake. It was bittersweet chocolate cake baked half way, pierced at the table, and served with fresh strawberries and crème anglaise. The waitress made a big deal out of the presentation, doing the final preparation right at the table, which made the whole thing taste even more delicious. Michael focused on the fresh strawberries and crème anglaise and I went for the molten, oozing chocolate center and the cake.