Tuesday, January 14, 2014

An Afternoon at Savona's Trattoria

A few weeks ago, Nolan and I made a pit stop to the Rondout Waterfront while in Kingston for the afternoon and enjoyed a relaxing lunch at Savona's Trattoria.We've been to Savona's a hand full of times in the past year and it's quickly becoming one of our favorite places to eat.

Once seated, we were greeted with a bowl of warm garlic knot style bread sticks, coated in delicious garlic and olive oil.  I can never get enough of these, they are simply amazing! 
(Apologies for some of the blurry photos, my camera has been a bit wonky lately)

To start, Nolan and I split their Eggplant Rollatini which was stuffed with baby spinach and ricotta cheese, topped with mozzarella and tomato sauce. It hit the spot and was the perfect size for us to split. I'm usually very picky when it comes to sauce, because I can't stand a sweet red sauce, but this was absolutely perfect. Every other time we've gone to Savona's we've started off with their arancine (rice balls), that are deliciously stuffed with bolognese & sweet peas. They are the best I've tasted in the Hudson Valley so far...I highly suggest them!
Before our entrees came out we each dug into their house salad with a creamy balsamic dressing.
For the main course, Nolan chose their Chicken Parmigiana which was served over penne pasta. When he can't decided what to get, Chicken Parm is usually his go to dish...Let's just say he cleaned his plate!
I too had trouble deciding which entree to get. It was a toss up between a few entree specials involving risotto and scallops and their Salmon Limoncello. In the end, their Salmon dish won my heart and boy, was I extremely pleased. The salmon was herb panko encrusted finished with limoncello cream sauce, served over spinach risotto. Total and utter perfection! At first, I was a little hesitant when I tasted their limoncello sauce alone because it was a bit too sweet, but when I scooped a little bit of everything on my fork it all began to make sense! The sweet limoncello sauce was balanced out by the creamy risotto and each paired perfectly with the salmon. To say I enjoyed this dish is an understatement. I was literally talking about how amazing it was for the rest of the day!
Although we were tempted by the idea of dessert, there just wasn't any room in our full bellies after we cleaned our plates completely! 
For those of you trying to save your pennies, Savona's also offers a Pasta Lunch Express that includes three courses for only $12.95!  Make sure to follow Savona's on Facebook to find out about their specials and things!

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