Friday, July 8, 2011

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

As soon as we saw it on the menu, we knew we had to have it. Grilled Pancetta with Arugula and Balsamic Reduction. We were dining at Osteria del Gallo, a restaurant recommended by Frommer's. We sat outside and began with a bottle of red wine. They brought out bread but we were waiting for their star primi piatti. When it came out the smells teased our noses making our mouths water and our stomachs grumble. The first bite was an explosion of flavors. The saltiness of the pancetta combined with the sweetness of the balsamic and peppery arugula made the dish sing. We couldn't get enough. We cleaned the plate and then used the bread to mop the remaining drops of reduction. It was so simple, and yet pure heaven. I can't wait to try and remake this once I'm home!

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