Happy Thanksgiving

on Nov 22, 2007
I have many things to be thankful for this year

Lapaccio Primitivo del Salento

on Nov 3, 2007
Pasqua Lapaccio Primitivo del Salento 2005 A young wine with a deep red color and intense cherry and black fruit aromas. Slightly woody and alcoholic. Perfect for grilled meats and strong cheeses.

Maralunga Pizza Grill & Bar

The first thing you notice when you see the restaurant are the Madonnas displayed high above the entrance; once you enter you'll be awed by the majestic tower fountain guarding the entrance. The restaurant almost resembles a wine cellar, with its sandpapered walls and giant wine bottles covered with multicolored wax. A wood oven serves as centerpiece. Service isn't quite up to standard. The restaurant had run out of several of the wines I ordered and the waiter was utterly clueless of the proper procedure for serving wine. Fortunately after sensing my superior demeanor and upbringing the Maître d' assigned a new waiter to our to table who was acceptable, though of course not perfect. The restaurant serves Italian cooking and I would encourage you to order a something from the oven. Everything I ate was excellent. If you can, try to sit in the Terrace, it's prettier and gets more light. It's located in San Jeronimo next to Pasta e Vino What I had:
  • Pizza Maralugna: Anchoas, Alcaparras, Olivos Negros
  • Grill de Verduras
  • Trucha
  • Crema de 4 quesos
  • Blinnis relleno de queso mascarpone
  • Pasqua Lapaccio Primitivo del Salento 2005

Trapiche Pinot Noir 2005

on Nov 2, 2007
I'll never learn. Ruby colored hot dog water.