Friday, April 6, 2012

Denominazione di Origine Protetta

I'm down with DOP. Yeah, you know me!

Nelson's "Steppin' Out" series of unofficial Yelp events marches on. This time, it was round two at Chef Marc's Pastavino & Deli. Like round one, the chef started us off with a Grana Padano presentation—we watched him open up an 85-pound wheel of 2-year-old cheese. Yum.

Grana Padano is similar to Parmigiano Reggiano. Here is a good article on them. "DOP" is a designation that certifies that the cheese comes from a specific geographical area.

Then it was on to our five-course meal. I only posted two of the five below (plus my complimentary cannoli). By far, the favorite dish of the night was the squid ink risotto topped with a scallop medallion and surrounded by a sea urchin sauce. OMG. The combination of flavors in that dish was exquisite to say the least.

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