You know what can mess up a writer’s whole day? Writing a bomb article and having it accidentally deleted. That’s pretty much what happened to me with this post, so here’s to hoping I remember everything I had written. As promised this week, I’m sharing my favorite dishes from a few Houston Restaurant Weeks menu preview dinners I recently attended. One of them was Amalfi Ristorante Italiano, an Italian restaurant off of Westheimer, in between Fountain View and South Voss.
Amalfi Ristorante was started to pay homage to owner and executive chef, Giancarlo Ferrara’s home on the western coast of Italy. Ferrara imports fresh fish, cheese and wines from his hometown of Salerno, Italy, as well as the neighboring villages for a true taste of the Amalfi Coast. Amalfi will be serving a 3-course restaurant weeks dinner for $45, with $7 of each meal sold donated to the Houston Food Bank. You’ll have plenty of options to choose from on this menu, so whether you decide to bring your significant other or you parents, they’ll each certainly find something they like.
We started the evening with complimentary frozen bellinis and appetizers for the table, and continued with the tasting. What I loved most about this restaurant is that the food doesn’t immediately fill you up like most restaurants, the portions are great(note our portions for the tasting were smaller). Another thing I loved was that you are given ample amount time between each course for your system to process the delicious food.
|Welcome appetizers and frozen Bellini from Chef Giancarlo|
|Fichi con Prosciutto di Parma e Balsamico: Imported parma prosciutto served with fresh black mission figs drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar. Refreshingly sweet first course option.|
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