After Bubs’ Beach Memorial, I went back to my hotel, got a little work done, then met everyone for dinner
First to arrive at our lovely table!
“Le Castagne” means “Chestnut” in Italian
Mostly because it’s ON Chestnut Street (there are also a few castagnes on the menu).
I was pretty full from lunch, but still enjoyed every bite that went into my mouth.
Starting with a HOT (not just warm!) doughy PERFECT roll dipped in sun-dried tomato pesto
Antipasti for the table
A taste of each – prosciutto, tomato, artichoke, roasted red pepper, olives, mozzarella, eggplant, and lentils
For my main entree I ordered the beet salad – it came with candied walnuts which tasted like bits of rock sugar!
Everyone was kind enough to share tastes of their dishes with me as well:
Gnocchi, Strip Steak, Pork Shoulder, Braised Lamb, and Pappardelle alla Bolognese
Everything was exquisite; my favorite dish was the Chestnut Mashed Potatoes (which we ordered for the table but I wound up eating most of)
A combo of sweet and regular potatoes mixed with chestnuts – and a secret ingredient that I NEED to figure out so I can recreate this at home. Surprisingly it was not sugar/honey/syrup – so sweet! Almost like dessert.
Speaking of which…
Dried Fig and Hazelnut Cake with Vanilla Gelato
Chocolate and Cherry Bread Pudding
Attacked by 6 forks
We waddled back to Abe’s parents’ place afterwards to cap off a perfect evening with our favorite activities