Domenica Restaurant

Domenica Restaurant
123 Baronne St.
New Orleans, LA 70112

A John Besh restaurant! This was a delicious meal! A little more expensive than I usually spend on food, but the food was amazing! The lunch waiter service wasn’t that great but that didn’t deter from the wonderful food.

When I first tried the chili olive oil, it was amazing! I couldn’t get enough:

Started off with the $18 Salumi and Formaggi (house cured meats and cheese):

From the cured meats, I would say the prosciutto was my favorite.

The texture of the other cured meat was a little too much for me, but I thought it was interesting.

We sampled three cheeses: my favorite was the blue cheese

It also came with this awesome torte, a deep fried yet filling dough. It had a sweet taste, reminiscient of corn flavor.

My friend ordered the Octopus carpaccio with fennel and citrus. The carpaccio was very well prepared and the orange slices added a fresh twist to this dish.

I had the fried squash blossom appetizer with  goat cheese, tomatoes and aged balsamic. It was crispy and the goat cheese combination with balsamic was tangy and wonderful.

We ordered an assortment of pasta dishes:
1. Cavatelli with mangalitsa pork ragu, Tuscan kale, currants and truffle butter. I think the kale gave this dish a very strong flavor, it packed quite a punch when you first taste it:

2. Tagliatelle with rabbit ragu, and porcini mushrooms. I really loved the simplicity of the pasta in this dish, but just because it was simple does not mean that it wasn’t delicious. I was a little hesitant about rabbit ragu, but it didn’t taste odd at all:

3. This was my favorite of all the pastas! Gnocchi (potato dumplings) with wild mushrooms, thyme and smoked pancetta. The gnocchi was soft and just dissolves on your tongue. The mushroom sauce was delicious and tasty with the pancetta:

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