Sunday, September 12, 2010

I Had An "Eat Pray Love" Moment

More emphasis on the EAT part though. After watching “Eat Pray Love” starring Julia Roberts, I’ve been hankering to get my carbohydrate fix with Italian food. If you haven’t seen the movie, Miss Roberts basically eats her heart out during her stay in Italy. Considering I’m no where close to being a billionaire jet setter, I can’t really just hop in my G6 and make a trip to Italy this weekend to fulfill my craving. So what’s the next best thing? A visit to North Beach.

Steps of Rome Trattoria (Columbus and Grant Street). Bruschetta and prosciutto. Mmm.

Gnocchi and basil, shrimp fettuccine alfredo, pesto gnocchi. My coworkers, Anastasia, Tina, and Joann. The funny thing is, I didn’t realize how much history and food there was in North Beach until Miss Tina, who lives in the neighborhood and is a true Italian herself, was telling me all about it. Her family owns Gino & Carlo, a bar with lots of character and history located in North Beach as well.

We had to end with some gelato. Strawberry sorbet, coconut cream, Crème brûlée, and chocolate cream.

Did I mention how much I love gnocchi? Yeah, I think I ate enough to feed a third world country.