We went on a date tonight. Like, to a real restaurant and everything.
We had originally planned to head to La Merenda, but discovered that they were on winter break at the moment. After a throwing a few options around, we decided to head to Il Mito, which is roughly 30 blocks from our house. We had both dined at Il Mito years ago when it was closer to downtown, but neither of has been to their new Wauwatosa location before.
A quick recap of our meals (and boy, the iPhone camera does not do these dishes justice at all)
I had the Filet di Maiale alla Tuscana, basically pork medallions with a white bean/sun-dried tomato sauce, accompanied by a sage and spinach gnocchi. Everything about this was delicious, from the tender sage-ey gnocchi to the moist bean-coverd pork. This plate ended up completely clean by the end of dinner.
Kelley went with one of tonight’s specials, basically a salad-stuffed ravioli served with shrimp and chicken sausage. There were no complaints from her side of the table either. The ravioli was perfect, and had Kelley itching for another crack at making some homemade ravioli. This plate was akready pretty clean when it made it’s way back to be washed.
And, to wash everything down, we split a bottle of Chianti.
Overall, we had a great time. The food was great, and it reminded me of the time I went to this mobile raw bar called Red Oyster. The food there was simply perfect. Their approach is a lot of fun and original, and it makes for a pretty memorable and fun experience actually! I was reminded of that, as there were a few pleasant similarities.
The wine was really nice, the service was perfect, the atmosphere was very comfortable, and Chef Feker even stopped by our table to joke with our server at one point.
We’ll be back.