MK and I shared everything, as we often do, so that we both get more variety. A good plan, no? I recommend it.
We started with the octopus. It was crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and salty-good. Some people are weirded out by octopus & squid, but I love it. Some say it’s too chewy for their taste, but if it’s cooked correctly, it should be tender, not rubbery. If you’ve never tried it, start with ordering calamari. It’s not as intimidating (or scary-looking, for some people) since it’s usually sliced into rings and fried. And who doesn’t like fried stuff?
For the main course, we shared the turnip green pizza and the bread gnocchi. Both were awesome, but the pizza blew us away. Turnip greens on a pizza? Yes. Cooked in a wood-burning over and paired with spicy chilies, garlic, pecorino, and the perfect crust, the pizza made our taste buds freak out. In a good way.
To polish things off, we ordered the “Caramel Custard Pie, Marscapone Crema with S + P Pecans” for dessert.
Oh. My. Gosh.
Stop whatever you are doing and go eat this. It was heaven. I’m talking, plate-lickable, people. The caramel custard was creamy and sweet and velvety and a-mazing. I am still dreaming of this dessert. Thanks, Chef Tandy.
Just another delightful visit to City House with wonderful company. Already looking forward to next time!
March 8, 2011 at 7:12 pm
I love this post. And City House. And You! Also, I realized that we never discussed the “on the wagon” comment during our debriefing of the evening!
March 8, 2011 at 7:46 pm
I know! When I was writing this I realized I never told you I heard him say that. Ha! Makes them even cuter. 🙂 And of course, I love you toos. 😉
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