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dinner and a movie

Cesco Trattoria was the site of Saturday's dinner with rebelzero. The weather was just on the chilly side of pleasant, which is to say, a welcome change from the hot, sunny weather we experienced around here last week. Perfect for Tuscan dining al fresco. Our waiter brought an amuse-bouche that I couldn't name but that included zucchini and other stuff in an eggy, layered sort of form; I didn't care for it so much. Our wine was a delicious Allegrini '99, if I recall. My salad was the highlight of my meal: arugula on one side of the plate, slabs of warm goat cheese on top of croutons on the other side, and everything drizzled with a balsamic reduction. Sooooo good. My main course was something new to me: ossobuco—specifically, braised veal ossobuco in gremolata sauce with saffron angel hair. The flavors were very mild in comparison with my salad. The veal was very tender, of course, but it's not something I'd go out of my way to order again.

There was no time for lingering before we dashed off to see Everything is Illuminated, which was just released here. It “tells the story of a young man's quest to find the woman who saved his grandfather in a small Ukrainian town that was wiped off the map by the Nazi invasion.” It's an awesome movie, and not only because it co-stars the lead singer of rebelzero's favorite band, although that does help. I think anyone who enjoys absurdist humor—and that's most of the people I know—would love it.



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Sep. 26th, 2005 07:06 pm (UTC)
Alas... if only a few more people were singing during the credits...
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