We're in Boston, and went to limoncello last night. The staff were extremely friendly and knowledgable. The guy who seemed to be running the place, wearing a black leather jacket (the owner as I was just corrected), was very helpful in selecting dishes. We started with the limoncello scallops, which were very tasty, but the texture didn't thrill me. I'm very texture oriented, and while delicious, I probably wouldn't order them twice. The other three hounds in attendance enjoyed them thorougly.
Next we had a stuffed artichoke, which the owner said was his mother's recipie. We thought it was very good, stuffed with cheese, breadcrumbs and italian seasoning. Now having hounded in New Orleans for years, I think the NO stuffed artichokes are more to my liking, but this was terrific nonetheless.
We had a bottle of Santa Margairita Pinot Grigio, from Trentino, which is consistently reliable. I'm getting a little ahead of myself, but the homemade limoncello, which all four of us are quite familiar with, was outstanding. The first glass was cold, but not cold enough. The refills were more like a slush than a liquor, and that was YUMMY.
Ok, back to the food. One of the hounds had the shrimp and asparagus rissotto which was fantastic. The portion was enough for two, and some of it got wasted. My wife and I had the rossette. WOW! That was probably the best itilian entree I've EVER had out. Thank all the hounds and especially Linda W. for steering us to this place. The fourth in our party had a fusili with tomato sauce and sausage (as not to be confused with fusili Jerry). That was great, but the rossette were better.
Dessert was a limoncello tartuffo which was good, but overkill, after a dinner like that! The real dessert came several blocks away, at the Black Rose, where Harpoon Pale Ale, and Killians rued the day!
The Irish Music was outstanding, and the vocalist interacted with the crowd, throwing barbs and smart-assed comments which only added to the ambience.