We had a wonderful dinner at Le Virtu this weekend. The chef there - Joe C, because I don't remember his last name - is truly talented.
I brought home a copy of the menu so that I could give an accurate description of what we ate.
I had the Burrata pugliese - imported Pugliese burrata, charred scallions.
Husband had the Salsiccia nosstrana alla griglia - house-made Abruzze-style sausage, polenta, peperonata.
Mine was very good; his was fabulous.
He had his favorite, Taccozzelleall'aquilana - handerchief pasta, Abruzze-style sausage, porcini, black truffle, Navelli saffron.
I had a new menu addition, the Caramelle di faraona - pheasant-filled ravioli, ppioppini mushrooms, Gala apples, rosemary, pecorino.
Both were outstanding.
Dessert: we shared the pear/apple crostada with Mascarpone gelato - very good, but not memorable. Next time I'll try something else.
Our dinner, including tax and two drinks (but not tip) came to $104.00.
If Le Virtu were in New York, this dinner would have cost many times as much.
Service was excellent; noise level was moderate.
We go to many very good Italian restaurants, but this one is in a class by itself. Long live Le Virtu!