Restaurant: Da Michele
Location: Santa Margherita, Italy
Date: June 28, 2011
Another evening pick in central Santa Margherita, just a block away from the previous night’s Antonios.
The outside seating was right on the square/street in front of the restaurant. I wish they did this more in America.
Vermentino is one of the better quality local whites.
Seafood anti-pasta. This wasn’t as good as the raw plate the pervious night. But it was certainly tasty enough. This is more traditional, being marinated shellfish for the most part.
Another example of ravioli di noce (in walnut cream sauce). Also good, but not as good as Antonios’s version.
Trofie Genovese. Local pasta twists with pesto, potato and beans.
Tagliatelle ai gamberi, curry e piselli. Noodles with shrimps, curry, and peas. Something a little different, but very good. In it’s own way a little like a dish from Singapore. Maybe it’s the British influence in Santa Margherita.
Sea-bass Genovese. With potatoes, olives, pine nuts. This is the more traditional form.
Scampi all’agro. Shrimp in sweet and sour sauce.
This was basically a butter Vinaigrette, and it was absolutely delicious with the crawfish-like creatures. Finger licking good in fact.
This was a very solid and enjoyable meal. The food was a tiny bit better than La Paranza, but not as elegant or refined as that of neighboring Antonios.