How's about a quick rehashing of Grilled Cheese Night at Campanile on Thursday night?
I applaud the recently added open-faced sandwich featuring wild mushrooms with shell beans, sharp Pecorino Romano and parsley sauce (below). Some of the mushrooms were perfectly nearly charred on the outside and moist inside. The ingredients together formed a heft that spoke of flavorful, healthy and earthy proteins.
H is already a fan of the sliders (below), so these weren't new to him. But no less exciting. These compact burgers were oozing with juice and velvety toppings like caramelized onions and crazy thick pancetta.
Not many foods manage to make an impression that's simultaneously diminutive, macho and adorable.
I harbor better memories of Broken Napoleons of days past. This version with plum sauce wasn't as crispy and interestingly textured as others I've had. But I can't say it's a bad dessert.
Like all things at Campanile, even their average is better than the good that exists outside these walls.