observations on restaurants and food ..from brooklyn to Long Beach ,Ca. Find the best before the rest.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Locanda Vini and Olii...update with joy
Chick pea pasta and seafood
Tomato bread soup
This has been a favorite for some time....on a beautiful block in Fort Greene Bklyn...Gates and Cambridge....in a restored drug store...genuine Marche/Tuscany/Belgian cuisine. After the new Woody(in honor of the 7/7/07 wedding and WOOD anniversary of Kim and Patrick) Allen film set in Rome(highly recommend)..we decided it had been too long since we visited Locanda. We sat at the copper bar and watched a full house well served by the charming owners and staff. Francois has returned to Belgium (NB Gladys) , but he has left this gem in good hands. The peach salad with spinach was a refreshing starter as was the fig and Gorgonzola salad. The seafood pesto pasta was made with fresh chick pea pasta and shelled mussels and clams. The tomato bread soup is lush and satisfying. Better than ever.