The other night, I went out dining with a beautiful friend of mine in Little Italy. This is our second dining experience together in Little Italy. A mission is stirring inside of me to try every Italian restaurant in that neighborhood!
She let me choose the place, and after spending a half hour (yes, a half hour) looking at all the different places and reading reviews, I decided on Allegro Ristorante. Upon walking up to the restaurant, excitement welled up within me – it is so cute. It looks like an old house and it’s full of twinkling lights. The atmosphere is beautiful and dim and perfect for conversation with someone special.
I’m so thankful for good friends, good food, and a sip of wine to top it off. Laughing, sharing our lives, drinking wine, eating really good pasta…these are some of the beautiful moments in life to cherish.
And I commend joy, for man has nothing better under the sun but to eat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun. Ecclesiastes 8:15
These kinds of moments are snapshots of pure goodness that could only come from the only One who is truly good and gives all good things.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17
This was a good night, and I can’t help but thank God for beautiful nights as these.
So…I’m not going to lie, I chose this place because right off the bat, they mention homemade gnocchi on their website. To me, it’s not a real Italian restaurant if gnocchi isn’t on the menu. Virtually every time I hit up an Italian restaurant and gnocchi is on the menu, I have to get it. It’s my all-time favourite dish!
However, while looking at the menu, something else caught my eye and made my mouth water. An appetizer of sliced pears with gorgonzola cheese, wrapped in prosciutto. Yum. So if the pasta and my 10-year port wine wasn’t enough, I decided to splurge and get the appetizer to share with my friend.
I couldn’t resist.
And it was ridiculously delicious. I mean, delicious.
It was half-eaten by the time I pulled out my camera to get a picture. 🙂 This is the kind of thing that so excites me. New and awesome inspiring food ideas that I could make at home. And, I will be experiencing this again.