Thursday, May 21, 2015
Pane e Vino opens in Baltimore's Little Italy
As I am reviewing my snapshots and photos shared by fellow bloggers, Kathy and Neal Patterson of MinxEats.com at a media gathering at Little Italy’s latest addition Pane e Vino --- I am salivating with sense memories of the appetizer sized and shareable dishes we tasted. The giant buffalo/ricotta meatball with rustic garlic toast is possibly “the best” meatball I have ever tasted; tender, moist – the perfect balance of meat and filling. Let me sing the praises of the sous vide calamari, broccoli rapini and tomatoes, sopping up the juices with the crusty bread. It was tough sharing it when I could easily have consumed the whole dish. These were two amazing dishes out of numerous shareable and small plate offerings we enjoyed that evening. The Piadina – grilled steak, stracchino, arugula, housemade harissa, pickled onions and the flatbread , more foccacia-like, porcini, prosciutto and Gorgonzola are shareable portions. No buffalo chicken wings at Pane e Vino, they offered chicken drumsticks instead with their harissa --- clever using the chicken legs --- everyone always goes for the drumettes on the wings.
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