Tuesday, April 30, 2013


On yet another rainy night in Chicago, our team ventured out to Volare for an Italian feast.

Y'all know I love me some carbs... especially in the form of pasta.  Housemade pasta to boot.  We started right away with soe fantastic wine and a salumi platter.  Some of that meat had a kick to it!

You'll have to excuse the poor photo quality.  There was some real mood lighting going on, and I was trying to discreetly snap pics of food without my coworkers noticing.  Since I don't really talk to them about my blogging adventures.

I love vodka sauce.  So when they had housemade gnocchi alla vodka, my order was basically a no-brainer.  This stuff was sooooo good... and yet so dense and rich and delicious I didn't manage to clear my plate.

Well, maybe part of that is the glutton in my ordered some meatballs as a side.  I totally shared them.  But still, my eyes were bigger than my stomach.  And this stuff was so good.  That's the challenge for me when I travel, I can't take the food home with me to repurpose as a lunch or something.

Volare was definitely YUM.  I'm not an expert in Italian, but this seemed pretty authentic for Americanized Italian for sure.  I'm salivating thinking of the bread and gnocchi right now... mmmm...

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  1. Ooh, it's been so long since I've had an Italian feast. Looks really good!


  2. This reminds me of the time I went to an Italian restaurant in Chicago with Emily and Alison, and Alison ordered something alla vodka, and the waiter was all, "Can I see your ID, please?" And she was like, "Um, well, I didn't think, uh..." (she was still under 21), and the waiter just laughed and walked away.

    Vodka sauce is my fave too!


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