Diary of an Ass Monkey (assmonkeydiary) wrote,
Diary of an Ass Monkey

Phillies and Foodies

How bout that game last night? Exciting up to the end. Go, Phils! Especially Carlos Ruiz and Raul Ibanez!

Prior to the game, we had a lovely dinner at DaVinci with some wonderful friends who came all the way out to South Philly to see us and brought some excellent wine to boot. DaVinci, which is in Tre Scalini's old building, was doing the Philly Neighborhood Food Week, so that had a marvelous four course prix-fixe dinner for $30. The stars of the night were these big ricotta gnocchi, pan fried in a truffle cream sauce so gorgeous we were mopping every last bit of it up with bread. We also indulged in insalata caprese, ravioli with spinach, more traditional gnoccis, and some lovely veal, chicken, and rock fish meat for the meat course. Dessert was all about the limoncello tartufo, a sort of lemon sorbet with limoncello cream. So good!

Tags: best of 2009, food, ink, phils, sports

  • weekend

    Saturday, I managed to drag my slightly hungover self out of the house for the US vs. Ghana match. Such a bummer. They really did outplay us, but I…

  • The Southern Journey, Part One

    Sunday, drove to Charlotte, lunch at a Sonic off the highway, dinner at Waffle House, which has really gone down hill: fake butter, fake syrup, limp…

  • Lost finale (spoilers)

    Well, we're back from the trip, which was great, and I'll talk about that soon, but first I've got to talk about the final episode of Lost. I…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.