For lunch today, I went to this little spot that has been on my list for awhile: Chiaroscuro. It’s a tiny little Italian place tucked away on the corner of Montgomery and Washington. It was impressive. My group and I didn’t have any expectations upon going. I liked what I saw upon reading the menu, was delighted by the presentation, and very impressed with the food. We all cleaned our plates to every last bite. In between the courses below, we were given a tomato soup amuse bouche that was delicious…not too rich, and very fresh tomato flavor. I didn’t even get to the sandwich menu on the back before picking out my pasta, but I definitely want to go back and try the sammies.
Insalate: mixed greens topped with sliced pears (drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette) and pecorino cheese.
Pasta: Housemade tagliolini (thicker spaghetti noodles) with caramelized onions, imported guanciole (a diced version of pancetta with more pepper), tomato and romano cheese.