Thursday dinner with Tam at Otto. This dinner turned out to be a surprise belated birthday gift for me…so super thank you Tam!!
We also shared the Vongole Pizza, with clams, garlic, mozzarella. I didn’t enjoy this pizza the first time I had it (back in 2004), but now it’s one of my favourites on the pizza menu. Serving the clams in shell isn’t the most efficient or graceful route, but it certainly adds character. Plus, there’s something nice about sucking the juices out of the shell, heheh.
For dessert, we had one copetta each. For Tam, the Olive Oil Copetta made with olive oil gelato, lime curd, lilikoi granita, basil syrup, and strawberries. This is the same one Zubair and I had last week.
I spotted a NEW dessert (new as of the last time I went, which was two days before!) on the menu. It took a great deal of energy not to pop our of my bar seat and go HUZZAHH!!! New gelato copettas get me SUPER excited. This particular one matched a new summer flavour, Sweet Corn, with warm white chocolate, and a mix of summer berries including raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, and wonderful little chunks of toasted polenta cake. The berries were fresh, but frozen, and they didn’t defrost them all the way before serving. That was the only sad part ^_^
Post-Otto, we walked over to Mayahuel for a drink and a few more snacks.
Happy Wednesday! ^_^
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