Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Davio'S Lynnfield

Davio's in Lynnfield, in conjunction with Whole Foods and starting in August, will be offering a Monday Market Menu that will utilize ingredients grown and available at the new Rooftop Farm at Whole Foods Market at Market Street in Lynnfield.

Nice seating at what they call the Chef's table. I always find it fascinating to watch the chefs working.

The dinner started with some nice bread and spreads. I really liked the eggplant with spicy peppers.

Antipasto. Green Tomato-Cucumber Gazpacho with Maine Lobster. This was really good and very tasty. It was also a bit chunky and that gave it a nice texture.

Farinaceo. Bucatini, Baby Arugula, Purple Beans, Vermont Butter, Shaved Ricotta Salata. I had to ask what farinaceo meant and it means "From the Garden". I have never seen this on a menu in Italy and neither had the waiter who had spent time there. Another tasty dish with the bucatini made in-house, I got asparagus instead of the beans, but that was fine since I do like asparagus.

Piatti Del Giorno. Grilled Swordfish with Purple, Orange Carrots, Grilled Eggplant, Charmoula Sauce and Dill Crème Fraîche. Perfectly cooked fish with some nice grilled veggies and colorful carrots. I must admit that the Charmoula sauce was really tasty.

The we walked over to Whole Foods for a tour of the 17000 SQ feet roof top garden. The store itself is about 50000 SQ feet so the whole roof is not utilized. They expect to get about 10000 lbs of produce out of the garden. The garden is run by an external company who basically delivers the produce to Whole Foods.

Then it was back to Davio'S for Dolce. Blueberry Torte with Mascarpone Lemon Gelato. Crispy pastry filled with blueberries and a very nice ice cream.

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