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Dinner and a movie

Saturday my hubby and I had a little dinner and movie date night.  And I can not stop thinking about dinner! If you live in Chicago, you have to check out Davanti Enoteca on Taylor Street.  If you don’t live in Chicago, you need to eat at this restaurant when you visit.  The restaurant serves small plate Italian food, which is a newer concept popping up around Chicago.  Usually when you think of small plates, you think of Spanish tapas.  But the Italian version is just as good, especially here.

We started off with the tuscan toast, ricotta and honey comb.  My mouth is watering just thinking about this dish.  It was my favorite part of the meal.  The ricotta is served in a little mason jar and the honey comb is on the side.  I just spread the ricotta and the honey on the bread, and it was the perfect combination of flavors.  I couldn’t decide if it was any of the three flavors that I liked more or just all of them together.  After sampling them each individually it was decided that each was just as good on its own; but together was just indescribably delicious.

Next, we ordered some formaggi and salumi (cheese and cured meat).  There is a variety of each to choose from, between $5 to $7 each or you can get a selection of 3, 4 or 5 for less (3 for $14, 4 for $17 or 5 for $20).  We ordered one cheese and two meats, and they were good.  My favorite part of this plate though was the fruit spread that came along with the raisin bread.  Again, this place has their spreads down to perfection it seems.

For a “main” dish, we ordered the Pizza DOC, which was tomato, fresh mozzarella and basil.  I forgot to take a pic before we devoured it, but it was delish.

Finally, for dessert I chose the graham cracker, cheesecake filling and seasonal fruit dish.  After my first taste, I was excited to find out the seasonal fruit was pumpkin!

I can’t wait to go back to this place!  Oh, and the movie we saw was Money Ball.  It was pretty good.  Ofcourse Brad Pitt was great in it, but the movie also starts Jonah Hill who was great in his role.  It might be a good way for people who do not generally lean towards the type of comedies Jonah is in to get a good look at him.

Well, that’s it.  Happy Halloween!  I will be spending Halloween at the United Center cheering on the Hawks!

Ricotta, Honey Comb and Tuscan Toast = Heaven

 

Formaggi and Salumi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graham Cracker + Cheesecake filling + seasonal fruit (pumpkin!)

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