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Saturday at Asti

October 10, 2009

Tonight we decided to try Asti again. We hadn’t eaten here in a while, but now that Chef Jason Donoho is in charge, we wanted to try out his new menu. I decided that I might have to go to Asti for lunch every day during the week, just to have a bowl of the ceci bean soup and bread.

Here are photos from my iPhone:

A little gift from the kitchen: Prosecco and crostini with white bean, roasted garlic and grainy mustard puree.

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Roasted olives… I can’t believe it, but I actually loved the green olives.

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Soup special: Seafood broth with mussels, crab and croutons… I wish I had written down exactly what the specials were, because this one was amazing.

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My new favorite soup: Ceci Bean & Leek Soup with Parmesan Brodo, Black Pepper & Truffle Oil. Ohmyga.

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Another gift from the kitchen: Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Chestnuts, Brown Butter, Sage & Parmesan. Holy moly, this was good. The gnocchi was fluffy and delicous, and the chestnuts were such a nice addition.

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Mozzarella suppli: Fried Carnaroli Rice with Tomato Sauce Fresca. I should state for the record that I LOVE suppli anyway, but seriously? These were so good.

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Justin’s dinner special: Mixed grill with quail and Asti sausage, served with squash and tomato risotto. Wow.

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Seared Scallops & Mandilli Pasta with White Truffle Butter, Lemon & Scallion. This was amazing… the scallops were perfectly cooked, and the huge sheets of handmade pasta were such a nice texture.

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Dessert special: pumpkin cheesecake tartlet with fried sage and hazelnuts, and I think a dark caramel sauce and vanilla creme anglaise. Um, yeah. This was fabulous.

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So I’m really excited about the changes Jason has made at Asti, and I’m looking forward to many more great meals here! I think it says a lot that we loved EVERYTHING we tasted. :)

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3 Discussion to this post
  1. connie says:

    i now know what i’m going to do with the sweet potato and sage in my fridge. i had other plans, but i love gnocchi and that combo just sounds sooooo good

  2. Amy says:

    I am so excited that our new house is only a few blocks from ASTI. Thanks for the lovely pics and reminder of their tasty food!

  3. This looks absolutely wonderful! I mean, I was a fan of the old Asti, but this sort of kicks its ass…

    I could so go for that pasta with scallops RIGHT NOW.

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