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Dinner at Postino's

Yimster | Oct 22, 2002 09:45 PM

Birthday dinner at Postino’s last Tuesday night. At the request of the birthday boy second son of the Yimposter we had a non-Asian dinner for his birthday. The remark was we always eat Chinese; I want something new and good.

So we drove all the way to Lafayette to Postino’s we was reviewed on this site. It was a new experience for my son. It was a chance for his big brother to show his knowledge of Western table manners.

We started with two Antipasti’s
Vongole, which is clams Calabrese sausage in a white wine broth. There were bits of bread in the broth, but I added more bread to get the more of the broth. Very rich broth and in a way a very warming way to start the meal.
Pizza di Fico; a cheese pizza with pancetta and fresh figs. My son said like Hawaiian pizza (I now know more non-Asian food for this family).

We had four entrees, which were shared by all.
Balsamic roasted rabbit with pancetta mushrooms in a homemade made pasta. Which my wife said reminds her of Chinese knife cut noodles.
I had the Duck breast with Italian black rice, which I had before and it was outstanding. Perfectly cooked the breast was pink in the middle. (Only if you can eat raw meat.)
My second son can when he wants to out last me in talking. He had the basted short ribs. There was not a word from him for the rest of the meal.
Now the only dish my oldest son had said could be better for him. He and I love lamb for it game taste. This dish had the game taste very under control. My wife and younger son loved it, but my older son wanted more of a game taste to the meat. Outside of that he liked it.

We had three desserts
Walnut torte with a bandy sauce
Chocolate brownie with a mocha ice cream
Fresh peach pastry with honey gelato.
I was only permitted to taste the honey gelato, which was great. My sons told me no sweets for me.
So this dinner that was a great time had by our family and all the way over they kept saying are we there. After dinner I was told that we could come again if you want to drive.

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