Thursday, June 26, 2014

145.0…Cucina Enoteca

My mom and I continued our Palm Desert food tour at Sherman's Deli yesterday for lunch. 

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Can't go wrong with a mile high salami sandwich on rye with cole slaw. 

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Just like that, my two day visit with my mom came to an end and it was time for me to drive home. I was sad but this face made me smile when I got home:

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Gotta love Arnold!

Last night we went to dinner with some friends at Cucina Enoteca in Del Mar. I had been once for a charity lunch but was really looking forward to trying it for dinner. We all shared tons of things…definitely the way to go  there!

Burrata and Roasted Garlic Mini Mason Jar with Tuscan Toast:

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I could just eat this for dinner. Delish!

Stuffed Fried Squash Blossoms (herb ricotta, opal basil pesto and cured lemon aioli):

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Another winner. You really can't go wrong frying a vegetable and stuffing it with cheese. 

Pepperoni and Fennel Sausage Pizza:

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This was also good…wasn't my favorite but tasty nonetheless. 

Creamy Mascarpone Polenta with Pork Shoulder Ragu:

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This was probably my favorite dish of the night. So comforting and rich!

Truffle Parmesan Fries:

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Can't go wrong there. 

Bucatini (guanciale, burnt cabbage leaf, tomato, chili, pecorino, hen egg):

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This pasta tasted very unique. I meant that in the best possible way. I really enjoyed it!

Dessert was Nutella Affogato (sugar and five spice donut):

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I was least impressed with this one. 

Overall, I really enjoyed our dinner at Cucina Enoteca. The ambiance was beautiful, service was great and the food was excellent. Winner!

Breakfast this morning was scrambled egg beaters with salsa, green onions and cheddar cheese. 

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I went to a PTO meeting, then ran a ton of errands. Lunch was tuna salad, veggies and ranch dressing. You've seen it before. 

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I just got back from the gym. I'm proud of myself for going in the afternoon. Usually by this time, there's no way you can get me there!

Are you a morning or afternoon gym person?

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