Once every 6 months or so I treat myself to a quiet lunch at my currently favorite restaurant, Tomasso in Southboro.
Today I stopped in after the lunch rush and enjoyed a glass of wine and a plate of butternut squash gnocchi with a sage brown butter. I followed that with a salad of roasted pears, prosciutto and roasted walnuts. The hostess brought the salad over, mentioned how I was playing around with the order of things and that she liked that. The salad was very tasty, the roasting bring out an extra sweetness in the pears.
One of the things I like about Tomasso is that even though it’s been at least 6 months since I stepped inside the staff acted as if they remembered me. It’s interesting to me how the phrase “It’s good to see you again.” makes me feel so darn happy.