Pasta, wine, friends from near and far, and four different desserts. M's birthday was pretty much my idea of the perfect Saturday night. Lighting (or lack thereof) managed to make food photos less than beautiful, but here are some highlights:
Flatbread: crispy around the edges and fluffy on the inside, this naan-like focaccia was filled with a rich, creamy, buttery sauce.
Mushroom Pappardelle: my favorite pasta, since I'm a fool for pappardelle. The pasta was delish, and the mushroom flavors really came through.
Chocolate lava cake: sure, it's not original, but I love when a restaurant executes well on a classic. This warm, cakey, chewy, melty, chocolatey concoction was everything lava cake should be.
The only thing missing from dinner was a promise from M that he'd move back to SF. I think a homecoming is overdue. Long overdue!