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MikeLastort

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  • Birthday 05/13/1962

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  1. I meant to do something after my wife and I got back from Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but we were so busy it never happened. I'd be willing to try to set something up in June or July. Any takers?
  2. Hey, in the picture from that article, that's my hand holding the wine glass, and my wife is the redhead in profile behind the glass. Our friends Vince and Nancy are to her left. edit - added the photo (thanks Lydia R for the URL)
  3. My wife and I went to Alba tonight, and had a terrific meal. I started with the aforementioned chicken soup, Zuppa della Regina. It was sublime. My wife had the Ratatuia Piemontese, which consists of grilled cauliflower, cardoons, kabocha squash, garlic cipollini onions with an anchovy sauce. She loved it. For the pasta course, I had the chestnut troï¬e with a finanzieria sauce. Trofie are hand rolled noodles, and the finanzieria sauce is made from organ meats - hearts, livers, brains, etc. It was amazing. My wife had the special pasta of the day, which was calamarata with a Neapolitan fish sauce consisting of mussels, clams, shrimp with a tomato base. For mains, I had coniglio ripieno, which was rolled with a spinach crepe, and each roll (there were three of them) were wrapped with pancetta. Then all three were placed on a bed of polenta with raschera cheese. My wife had the fish of the day, which was branzino with a tomato based sauce. Both mains were also incredible. Finally, for dessert, I had the coppa di Torino, and she has the torta gianduja. We had a nice bottle of Arbeta Gavi (2012). A very nice meal, and we will be back again.
  4. According to their Facebook page, Dolci Gelati's gelateria in Takoma might be open next weekend.
  5. Bump - Dolci Gelati is opening an ice cream shop in Takoma Park this month, and one in the Shaw neighborhood of DC next spring http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/youngandhungry/2013/03/13/dolci-gelati-cafe-coming-to-shaw-and-takoma-park/
  6. The Timpano is fantastic, and reminded me of the movie Big Night http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/29/dcs-best-timpano-italian_n_1637790.html
  7. Actually, from the email I just received, he's already there. "Roberto Donna Takes A Job in Arizona" by Tim Carman on washingtonpost.com ["Roberto Donna To Leave DC" by Amy McKeever on dc.eater.com ... Note: As of Mar 5, 2016, The original washingtonpost.com piece seems to be gone.] I wonder if it's possible for Tim Carman to write anything about Roberto without sounding like he hates the guy.
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