A very fine meal at Volterra

volterra_1_halibut_cheeksSometimes you go out and a meal is everything you hope it will be. Such was the case at Volterra recently. Every dish was solid, not in a “Wow, this is life-changing” way, but in a way that made me say on this evening, “Wow, this restaurant knows how to get the food right,” starting with a halibut cheek appetizer.

volterra_2_polentaNext up was the famed polenta (fontina-filled) with wild mushrooms. Creamy and delicious!

volterra_3_pastaTime for pasta, and our choice was the shrimp and lobster pommodoro with strichette pasta (squid ink and saffron).

volterra_4_meatAnd for a meat course, it was the wild boar with gorgonzola sauce. While desserts looked good, the gorgonzola sauce sufficed for a fulfilling ending this particular evening…

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