July is a big birthday month within my circle of friends. With birthdays, come get togethers and there is always food involved. What is perfect about this time of year is that Summerlicious is in full effect and we definitely took advantage.
This delightful evening we dined at Santa Monica Trattoria a quaint Italian restaurant just on the Queensway. Completely casual, our server was also the owner of the place. He was great! Friendly, efficient, he really took care of us this night.
Telling stories about his experience during that terrible storm.
Yummy, crusty bread with butter and some oil and vinegar.
To start, warm goat cheese with cranberry wrapped in phyllo pastry.
Not a strong goat cheese, very creamy and delicious when paired with the cranberry.
The main course. Veal chop with peppercorn sauce and mixed veggies. Grilled to medium perfection and a generous portion.
Nut crusted tartufo for dessert.
Support local places such as Santa Monica Trattoria. Take advantage of these awesome Summerlicous deals. I swear to you, they are so worth it. =)