Called Leo a few days before to let him know I’ll be coming for dinner. Reservations are not required but there is limited seating and a Bulgarini dinner experience is not a quick eat and jet. To be honest Leo over the phone was very different from Leo who fed me the best Italian meal in my life. So I was slightly taken back by how warm and friendly he was and the whole experience.
Sea salt, rosemary, and olive oil. Good God that crust! Then the soft interior. So this is how focaccia should be!! No chewy sore jaw here.
Soft like a buratta. Melts in your mouth. I think this was made pretty recent.
Salty and fatty. Cured Perfection.
I have no idea what is in here, but very soulful and comforting.
I have to say, not a bad way to start this meal!!!
Wild Boar with Papredelle.
Braised to perfection. Absolutely perfect chew on the noodles. It is marinated first then cooked for hours.
Get the hell out of here! This might be one of my favorite pasta dish of all time. San Marzano tomatoes and garlic!!! The sauce holds onto the pasta like a meat sauce. The consistency is like a meat sauce. Perfection. Everything. Balanced.
Gnocchi with Pesto.
Wow. Just melts in your mouth. Close your eyes when you eat this and savor the taste and texture. Man!!
A sample of the Nut gelatos. All of them are amazing.
The Sicilian Pistachio though, I wanted to cry.
Then Leo has us sample Gelato and Granitas with wine and sour beer. That blew my mind!!! Leo does make wines btw!!!
It’s not just the food though.
Talking to Leo. Leo explaining. The other customers, which half of them seem and act like family than customers. Sitting on that table. I was blown away by the whole experience. At $75 pp btw which I think is very very fair. That intimate experience with Leo and his love for his food, you can’t put a price on that.
At this point I don’t see the point on eating other Italian