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Best gnocchi we've ever had...

Jeff Pillet-Shore | Jun 21, 2002 01:27 PM

As russkar raves about pastina, so shall I rave about Caffe Pinguini in Playa del Rey. Following up on our stunning dinner there a couple months ago, my wife and I returned for her birthday last night. By and large, we got the same food as last time with one major difference: this time, they had the gnocchi on special.

Gnocchi is not on the menu -- this appears to be a special dish (although they might make it with frequency). They serve it with any sauce you request. Put simply, they are the best we've ever had. As we put the first little pillow into our mouth, we bit down, expecting the tasty but dense and chewy gnocchi we'd come to expect. These were so soft we bit right through. And then we realized how light they were. Even two or three felt like nothing on the tongue.

Good stuff...

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