Thursday, May 8, 2008

Join Me For Dinner?

Some coworkers and I went out to dinner after work on Tuesday night at an Italian restaurant in Queens. We ordered an antipasto that included (clockwise) prosciutto or salt cured Italian ham, sun dried tomatoes, parmigiano cheese slices, buffalo mozzarella, roasted peppers and grilled mushrooms. My favorite was the parmigiano cheese and proscuitto.

So do you have a favorite Italian dish?

25 comments:

USelaine said...

That looks divine! Prosciutto wrapped around fig slices is good too.

alice said...

I love Italian hams, paste and parmesan! Miam!

Abraham Lincoln said...

The salt-cured ham looks exactly like what we call, dried beef, which is also salty.

I made it this morning to look at your post and then I am off for a lung test.

I hope to be finished with all tests and back to normal by the 12th or soon thereafter.

Your photograph is really nice, as usual.

Belinda said...

Oh my goodness Ming, that looks delicious! I'm with you - prosciutto and parmigiano are my faves too, although a few marinated olives wouldn't hurt :o)

I could eat Italian food every day - pasta, pasta and more pasta!

Rambling Round said...

Looks good, but this wouldn't fill me up! Did you have dessert?

Mo said...

Yep, I'm coming to dinner.

DeeDee said...

Ming...you know what I always say when preparing a meal...Presentation is everything! I find this quite lovely and very appetizing...What kind of BREAD??? I'm quite sure you had bread after your bread post recently...:)

Ming the Merciless said...

Deedee, there were rosemary focaccia bread and virgin olive oil for dipping. :-)

I was full before my rigatoni bolognese arrived.

Terry B said...

There are so many wonderful Italian dishes, even without the ubiquitous red sauce. One I love is another antipasto, caprese salad. Very simple--just alternating slices of fresh tomatoes and mozzarella, salt, pepper, a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of chopped fresh basil leaves. To me, this kind of food is the best--a handful of ingredients simply prepared to let each one's flavor shine.

Chuck Pefley said...

Si, grazie! Piace molto mangiare per te.

Prosciutto and cantaloupe is a wonderful antipasto as well. The sweet and salty combo ... one of my favorites.

GMG said...

Hi Ming! Sorry for having taken so long to come back here…
So, for the Italian I'll take a risotto: shrimps and aspargus will do; unless you find some truffles... ;)
The Green Market looks great and I would try those baguettes...
Thanks for your comment on Blogtrotter, where I’m still around Rabat, but preparing to move to Casablanca… ;))
Hope you have a great weekend!

citygirl15 said...

Yikes....Elliot had the same dish last nite at Paul & Jimmy's, our local Italian restaurant.

I prefer the hot antipasto to the cold.

crittoria said...

My favorite would be the rosemary focaccia with olive oil!! But, it all looks good. I don't think I've ever had an Italian dish that I didn't love!!

Bibi said...

Oh, yum. I like just about anything Italian. In June, my husband and I are popping over to Tuscany, so....... Lovely photos you've posted; I've been absent a few days.

missy said...

Oh my GOD that looks so so so yummy!
And I love the handwritten menu which you can just see!
Hope you are well, I hear the weather is getting better in NYC. Been doing some gardening today at the fella and my back is sunburnt!
Take care and hope to hear from you soon

Nubia said...

looks good. I love olives in pepper and olive oil! Also, anything with anchovies and wine to drink it down makes me happy. =)

marley said...

That all looks delicious! I love all Italian food. Its always so good :)

tigerfish said...

Is this a light dinner ?
I like Italian pasta :) ...preferably anything in tomato-based sauce.

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Hummm! That looks delicious! Love Italian food!

b13 said...

Prosciutto, roasted pepper, fresh mozzarella, and basil leaf (stacked)

Oh yeah... and homemade ravioli

Monika N. said...

Italian is my favorite Euro food. Right now, it would be tortellini or ravioli. It changes a lot, though.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I'll have the linguine with white clam sauce, please... And good chewy italian bread for soaking up the sauce....

Peter Fristedt said...

I'd say the Italians are the food world champions!

TCho said...

spaghetti carbonara

Gennaro de Concilio from Italy said...

Prosciutto di PArma????
ciao a tutti