Well, I keep meaning to post about a recent meal at Sfoglia, and since I had lunch there yesterday, now I have two to report on, which I will do, below. However, to me, the more interesting "news" is the opening of Tutto Sfoglia several weeks ago. It is a little market right next to the restaurant, in the front of the space into which the restaurant itself has been expanded. Even though I've walked by there numerous times since the market opened, I never realized that there was a market there. Anyway - they sell their fabulous bread - I bought some today and, though it was humid and the crust was not so crusty, it's still some of the best bread around in my opinion. I also bought a small sandwich with lettuce, prosciutto and fontina, on a roll that I believe was made with the same dough as the bread. I didn't check the prices of the items, but the two were $14.00. The market also sells fresh pasta, condiments (both ones they make in house, as well as some jarred ones), olives, various Pelligrino drinks, olive oils and vinegars, some dried pastas, cookies etc. baked in house. My impression is that they plan to expand kinds of items available for sale. I just wish their sign made it more clear that there is a market there. I believe they are open Tues - Sat, 9:00 until 5:00 or 5:30.
On to Sfoglia. I had lunch there with another hound. She started with a delectable English pea soup with crisp duck prosciutto and mascarpone (14) I had fave e pecorino Toscano (12), which were nicely dressed and had some toasted walnuts on the plate. We both had pasta - she the pappardelle alla Bolognese (18), which I have had several times now and love, and I had the linguine alla Genovese, salsa verde (18), which had shredded veal along with the salsa verde. I thought that the pastas were perfectly cooked, and the sauces well seasoned. My friend had iceberg lettuce, creamy gorgonzola, panegrattugiata (7) after her pasta, though couldn't eat much of either it or her pasta after the very rich soup. I had a bite of the salad, and the dressing was really lovely. We were brought both olives and that marvelous bread at the beginning of the meal - the latter right out of the oven with a crust so crunchy and perfectly salty, with just a marvelous not too chewy "inside". We were too full for dessert, but had tea and espresso instead. I had two glasses of wine, and my friend a glass of juice. I think the check was about $100 before tip.