Matt and I felt like celebrating tonight, so we treated ourselves to a nice dinner out.
Sadly the forecast was very threatening, so we didn’t get to walk to Tavola (although looking back, we probably could have) but there’s lightning in the distance!
Our wait at Tavola wasn’t bad – about 30 minutes – so we got drinks and an app to share (of course, I was starving!)
I frozen for a moment when I realized it might not be pasteurized when it arrived. But thank goodness, I checked and it was. Whew!
Served over arugula pesto with sundried tomatoes.
We had some great conversation while we waited for our table. We pondered the menu for a good 15 minutes! This involved searching my Cville page for our last visit to Tavola to see what we ordered. As it turns out, last time Matt had the linguini with clams and I proclaimed it wonderful, so I decided that’s what I’d get tonight.
/Begin LOST jokes/
We even saw BOTH John Locke and John Locke’s “dad” come into the restaurant!! The resemblance was uncanny and had us both laughing hard under our breaths. The joke continued throughout the night when I asked “Where’d Locke go” and Matt replied “Probably to The Hatch…”
/end LOST jokes/
So I present – Linguini with Clams! Unfortunately, it was way heavy on the chicken broth (I don’t really like the taste of chicken broth unless I’m eating soup) so Matt and I ended up trading dishes halfway through.
He had shrimp with capers, peppers in a gorgonzola-butter sauce over angel hair and it packed in so much more flavor. He loved them both though, so the trade was a good one.
I now have two babies in my stomach: one is a human and the other is made of shrimp and clams!
Cozy LOST marathon up next!!