Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Half Jewish Italians?

Nothing brings family together quite like food. It was important to me that while in Los Angeles Paul got to meet my uncle, Stormy. We hooked up at an Italian country style restaurant on La Brea called Ca'Brea. I have been here once before when my family from New Jersey visited California prior to me relocating to Fort Wayne. You can only imagine the ruckus of Jewish family members in a Soprano type environment....oy vey.

This salad caught my eye simply because it was tossed in a prosecco viniagrette. Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine. Frisee, fried potato threads and gorgonzola. Heavenly angels sang.....
The main course - handmade spaghetti with a light tomato sauce surrounded by slipper lobster, blue crab, clams and shrimp. Simply divine. My uncle brought my attention to this entree and therefore is responsible for this culinary decision. Excellent taste! The tomato sauce was so simple and a dash of cream added a silky quality to its texture.

I had to take a photo of Dad's dessert, simply because the presentation was to die for. Twas' a warm ricotta custard like cheesecake (no crust) swimming in a sea of vanilla sauce, blueberry sauce and strawberry sauce. I think it actually tasted better than my tiramisu.

Tiramisu, the Italians master dessert triumph in my humble opinion.


  1. you manage to make everything sound so delicious.....a real gift you have, my newly-pierced-nosed friend!

  2. i am tagging you on my blog on may third. go see what i mean on the third of may.........fun to share weird random facts about YOU with your readers!! love,