The Enrico Biscotti Cafe
Lunch is my favorite meal. Sadly, I never get to enjoy lunch because I’m always rushing back to work. Oh life of leisure where are you?
I had this past Monday off so I went to the Strip District to stare at food I’d never be able to make. Nothing like the sight of fresh pasta and the wafting aroma of blue cheese and sausage to make you wish you were blessed with some cooking abilities.
While perusing the grocery stores, I stumbled upon Enrico’s Cafe. It’s one of those places you can forget makes anything other than delicious bread and pastry until you’ve actually had a meal there.
The tight alley-way adorned with a string of lights and cafe-style tables is the perfect entryway for Enrico’s. It’s rustic and charming. And anytime there are old men sipping on wine from small unpretentious glasses, clearly enjoying life, I’m sold.
We were given some crusty bread and olive oil as we looked over the menu. Making decisions is not easy for me. I saw no less than four dishes I eagerly wanted to try. Decisions…
I finally selected the half of a Rosa Sangaweech made with roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, mozzarella and field greens. Accompanied by Greens and Beans, kale with cannellini beans. The “sangaweech” was good. Simple, fresh ingredients wrapped in a half of sweet wood-fired pizza crust.
The greens and beans was fantastic though. I’d never had kale before this experience. It was a green I was afraid of. I expected bitter and bad childhood memories. I got tender, flavorful and my new favorite vegetable.
Nothing like discovering two gems for the price of one.