August 25, 2012: The Perfect Meal! Cos & Effect Kicks Off!
Last night, I had THE perfect meal. And, by “perfect”, I mean perfect for me. And no wonder given that my dinner was planned and prepared by Chef Rob Belcham. No one knows my culinary likes and dislikes, leanings and particulars better than Rob and the gang from Campagnolo/Campagnolo Roma/Fat Dragon.
Fellow owner Tom Doughty texted me earlier this week to let me know they had some very special pork in and would I be interested in having dinner at Campagnolo? Would I!
So, last night, Akemi and I showed up at Campagnolo where we were greeted by Chef Belcham who had that glint in his eye, the look of someone who was about to spring a surprise. As it turned out, several them over the course of our meal. No menus for us on this night. But I wasn’t worried. We were in infinitely capable hands.
It was served chilled with melon and a touch of chili. I told Akemi that, back in the day, when it was on the menu at the old location, I used to have two bowls – one to start the meal and one to end it. It’s that good.
Then, it was time for dessert and I was presented with…
What a great dinner. Thoroughly satisfied, we – WAIT! THERE’S MORE! Onto our second round of desserts –
I don’t eat out as much as I used to but the dinner made me wistful for the good old days at Fuel/Refuel – and, quite frankly, eager to come back to Campagnolo to sample the incredible-looking pastas and pizzas that passed our table over the course of the evening.
The meal was nothing short of perfection. A huge thanks to Rob, Tom, and the rest of the gang!
Hey, Cos & Effect (Cos & Effect) kicked off on Friday and continues through the weekend. Akemi and I dropped by this afternoon and I snapped a few pics – which I’ll be posting as part of tomorrow’s blog entry. Here’s a sneak peek: