Yesterday Steve surprised me with dinner at Gervais and Vine. I think he just didn't want to cook and was anxious to take advantage of the time we'll get together during a week when Alex is gone, rehearsing and performing in the civic production of Nutcracker! Whatever the reason, the evening was divine, a three course Italian.
First Course choices:
Stracciatella-Roman Egg Drop Soup with a Lemon Pepper or seared Scallop Salad of Mixed Baby Greens with Caperberries, Artichoke Hearts, Tomatoes and Parmesan with Rosemary-Lemon Vinaigrette Parmesan or Polenta-fried Calamari with spicy Sun-dried Tomato Basil Aioli
Main Course choices:Bistecca alla Pizzaiola or Char-grilled Angus Ribeye with Pizzaiola Sauce and Cambazola Cheese or Wild Mushroom and Veal Ragout Baked with Three-Cheese Ravioli or Scampi alla Gervais-Jumbo Shrimp sautéed with Garlic, White Wine, Italian Parsley and Proscuitto tossed with Roasted Red Pepper Papperadelle or Citrus-marinated Grilled Swordfish with Oven-dried Tomato Caprese Salad with extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Syrup
Choice of Desserts from the menu.
Steve had the calamari with the ribeye followed by bread pudding. I had the salad with the swordfish ending with pumpkin cheesecake.
This is definitely the way to start Thanksgiving week! I'm sure it is all calorie-free!