Last night I indulged in another unique dining experience. I went to a brand new place called Cycles which is a restaurant that has guest chefs every weekend. It’s kind of like a pop-up restaurant with a new chef every weekend and a new, special menu. Last night the chef was Gabriele (Gabe) Bertaccini a handsome young chef who prepared an exquisite meal from start to finish. (You can read all about him at this web site.) We had a choice of two menus so my friend David and I decided to each take one so we could taste them all. I have never been a fan of the “Americanized” Italian food cuisine so I was surprised when absolutely every course was over-the-top delicious. This was the REAL thing!
I was too busy cleaning every plate to catch a photo of any of the entrees, but I did manage this shot of our two desserts. These delicacies were Mascarpone Cheesecake with caramelized orange, amoretti cookies, orange blossom honey, cherries and berries compote and Torta Rustica di Mele, warm rustic Italian apple cake served with a scoop of handmade dates and cinnamon gelato. Wow, were they ever good!