Roberto’s 4

Last night, we went to Roberto’s 4 to celebrate Liz and Andrew’s birthdays. What an experience! Since you couldn’t be there with us, I thought I’d share some photos from the evening. I missed a few photos (or they were just lousy), so I’ll fill in between the pix.

If you’re in the area, I strongly recommend this – if it’s your kind of thing. Plan ahead though – there are only 4 seats so reservations must be made a while in advance. And if you just prefer a more typical restaurant experience, the food at Al Dente, is terrific.

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Liz and Andrew – belated birthday celebration!

So this is how we started…

Pizzetta - Robiola Cheese - Black Truffles - Quail Egg
Pizzetta – Robiola Cheese – Black Truffles – Quail Egg

And the pizzetta came in this!
And the pizzetta came in this!
San Daniele Proscuitto - Gnocco Fritto -Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale - Refosco Wine
San Daniele Proscuitto – Gnocco Fritto -Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale – Refosco Wine

Then we had Asparagus with Olive Oil and Shallots. Yum.

Eggplant – Bufalo Mozzarella – Tomato – Smoke – Sweety Drops
Eggplant – Bufalo Mozzarella – Tomato – Smoke – Sweety Drops

So fun! When they took off the glass top, the smoke escaped.

Pea Soup – Zucchini Flower
Pea Soup – Zucchini Flower
Shrimp - Saffron
Shrimp – Saffron
Eggs - Pioppini Mushrooms - Stracciatella Cheese
Eggs – Pioppini Mushrooms – Stracciatella Cheese
Olive Oil – Raviola Cream – Parmigiano Reggiano
Olive Oil – Raviola Cream – Parmigiano Reggiano
Chitarra Spaghetti – Clams – Saffron – Onions – Zucchini
Chitarra Spaghetti – Clams – Saffron – Onions – Zucchini
Frascatelli – Lobster
Frascatelli – Lobster
Risotto – Morel Mushrooms – Duck Sausage
Risotto – Morel Mushrooms – Duck Sausage

Next was Squab with Chanterelle Mushrooms, Duck Liver and Vin Santo. While I’m not a huge squab fan, I have to admit it was delicious.

Venison – Sour Cherries – Cream – Potato
Venison – Sour Cherries – Cream – Potato
Gorgonzola – Moutarda (ewww. Two of my least favorite things. Liz and Andrew liked it a lot.)
Gorgonzola – Moutarda (ewww. Two of my least favorite things. Liz and Andrew liked it a lot.)
Prickly Pear Granita
Prickly Pear Granita

Next was Panna Cotta with Caramel. Then Apricot, Almond and Pineapple with Honey Ice Cream. And then, Bicerin.

Bombolini
Bombolini

Did I mention the wine pairings? Um, yeah. Truly a wonderful night. And today? Today, I swam it off 🙂

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