dinner, March 25, 2009

  • appetizer of thin-sliced prosciutto di parma (Citarella), with thin grissini;  a simple salad of dandelion leaves dressed with lemon and oil on the side
  • large scallops (Blue Moon Fish in the Union Square Greenmarket, but fisherman Alex Villani docks his boat at Mattituck Inlet on eastern Long Island), lightly floured and browned in butter, the pan deglazed with lemon and a bit of white wine, then seasoned and finely-chopped parsley added;  served with quickly-boiled thin asparagus spears, topped with oil and lemon;  all accompanied with Italian bread from the Union Square Greenmarket
  • wine:  2007 Corvo (Sicily) Insolia in from Philippe Wine in Chelsea