I’ve written about the culinary classes Himself and I have taken with Nashville chef Dan Maggipinto. I was finally able to take Himself for the treat of eating at Dan’s restaurant “Caffe Nonna” (http://caffenonna.com ).
It’s a small restaurant with incredible personal service. Unless you are getting there right at opening, reservations are your best bet for getting a seat. We booked early and by the time we finished our meal the place was packed!
An open kitchen adds to the atmosphere.
I had the ‘Lasagna Nonna’ – “Layers of butternut squash, spinach, pasta, and ricotta on sautéed Swiss chard with two sauces”. Excellent!
Himself enjoyed the ‘Seafood Angelina’ – “Fresh mussels, scallops, shrimp, and baby clams sautéed with tomatoes, garlic, saffron, chilies, pancetta, and cream then tossed with fettuccine.
It was a great evening.
Dan also has a pizzeria right next door for a more casual dinner.