Bet that got your attention! No, I didn't cook it myself. My husband ordered a Ragu of Wild Boar at Dino's last night. He's always up for something new and this turned out to be an excellent choice. The boar, slow-cooked in a Chianti tomato sauce and served with rigatoni, was fork-tender and oh-so-flavorful. Not at all gamey.
I have to force myself to order something new. I tend to stick with the same old things I know I love. I was tempted to get the Gnocchi con Gorgonzola (melt-in-your-mouth potato gnocchi, artichokes, and chicken in a creamy sauce), but I made myself try something new.
First, I asked if Debbie had made any of her incredibly delicious Pumpkin Lasagne. No, she had not. After hemming and hawing for a bit, I settled on Pumpkin Gnocchi with Spicy Italian Sausage, Spinach, and fresh mozzarella (Gnocchi alla Sorrentina). This turned out to be very good, but the sausage was a little too spicy for my taste. I ate about half of it and had the rest boxed up to take home. Didn't want to be so full I couldn't enjoy my tiramisu.
Here's a tip: when you order your entree, sweetly ask the server to set aside a piece of tiramisu for your dessert and then you won't be distracted during your lovely meal worrying that they are going to run out.