Restaurant: Osteria del Pozzo
Location: Modena, Italy
Date: June 5, 2011
Rating: Very good casual
This post kicks off the food portion of my 2011 Europe trip, Eating Italy. We begin our month of gastronomic excess in the heart of Emilia Romagna, Modena — home of both Ferrari and Balsamico di Modena. It’s oddly rainy for June, and exhausted from over 27 hours of air and ground travel we stumbled across the street to this local place.
A prosecco, slightly sweet.
Caprese of course. Each portion is a whole ball of real buffalo mozzerella! Huge.
Spagetti and pomodoro.
Bresola, thin sheets of cured beef and parmesan and arugala. Good stuff.
Potato gnocchi in gorgonzola sauce. These were the kind of amazing gnocchi that are nearly impossible to find in the states, where they are so fluffy they melt in the mouth.
This place was a perfect choice for the right off the plane choice. It was casual, reasonable, but had very good food. Perfecto.