Cliff and I are big homebodies, it takes a lot of work to get us out of the house past 8 o'clock. Last night we had our first 9 p.m. dinner, like mature, young urbanites (although we're technically young suburbanites). We had reservations for 9:15 p.m. at Cucina Urbana. We had tried coming to Cucina Urbana on two separate occasions, but we had no luck without a reservation. We arrived at 8:50 in order to have drinks at the bar. Being a huge fan of Moscow Mules I decided to try their Tequila Mule, with jalapeno infused tequila (Tequila and Jalapenos in one drink, sign me up!). Let me tell you the drink did not disappoint, in fact it's my new favorite drink, yum yum. Unfortunately we were not seated until 9:35, but the manager was kind enough to comp our drinks because or our wait. I don't hold it against them, it was restaurant week and the place was packed. I must say I felt very grown-up starting dinner past 9:30. Any who, it goes with out saying that the food was delicious. One of my new year resolutions was to eat less red meat, so I opted for the seafood options instead for the veal and short ribs. I'm happy to say my shrimp puttanesca was wonderful, with a hint of capers. I can't wait to go back and try their pizzas and another tequila mule (or two).
truffle parmesan fries
My entree spicy shrimp puttanesca angel hair
Cliff's entree pan seared pacific cod
My appetizer ricotta gnudi (fried balls of ricotta cheese, so yum!)
Enjoying the delicious Tequila Mule (highly recommend)