Today, Lunch At The Birds

At Il Corvo today, we’ve made some Whole Grain Conchiglini, getting tossed with rainbow chard and turnip cream,

conchiglini chard

Also today:

Rigatoni, with spicy cappocollo ragu

Squid Ink Spaghetti, Alla Siciliana

And over at the other bird…Pizzeria Gabbiano

we’re stacking the doughs high…..


and topping them with stuff like fresh pears, blue cheese and radicchio,  -housemade sausage and kale,pizza 11-10

Roasted winter squash with fromage blanc, toasted walnuts and sage….just to mention a few!

Beet Tagliatelle, with Italian Chard and Turnip Cream

Eat your veggies! 

…ok, – twist (or twirl) my arm why don’t you!

beet tagliatelle

Also today:

Tubettini, alla Cioppino (spicy pasta and seafood stew)

Pappardelle, alla bolognese

Minestrone, Good For Your Soul! …and Pizza!

As the days darken and shorten, you sometimes need to warm yourself from the inside out

With some Tubettini Minestroni…

with heirloom Alubia Bianco beans and  Italian Bietola Chard

Minestrone 1

As well as, Pappardelle alla Bolognese and Whole Grain Gigli with Turnip Cream Sauce.

And fear not, if you crave the kind of soul warmth that you can pick up with one hand….

At Pizzeria Gabbiano today:

we’ve got Porcini and Radicchio, Winter Squash and Mama Lil’s, Italian Sausage and Brussels Sprouts


House-Made Pancetta and Caramelized Fennel,

Pizza 11

….and much much more !

Maccheroni, Alla Cacciatore Infruttuoso

Well, I guess it’s hard to call this dish just “alla Cacciatore”,

which translates to “Hunter style”  -if there is no meat in the dish?

So we’re calling it Cacciatore Infruttuoso -the Unsuccessful hunter style.

Because even if you came back empty handed from a game hunting trip….

Cacciatore infruttuoso

you deserve a belly full of satisfying Maccheroni, with nicoise olives, mushrooms, tomato, oregano and a pinch of spice.

Also today:

Pappardella, alla Bolognese

Conchiglini, in a spicy clam, caper and tomato sauce.

Also, we have already sold just over half of our limited number of Thanksgiving Porchettas, I imaging they will be all gone by the end of next week, so if you are interested in one,


Order here!

Whole Grain Tagliatelle, and Tuscan Kale Cream

The calcium found in dark leafy greens (like tuscan kale) and in dairy (like cream) is a necessary component for the absorption of Vitamin D, which increases serotonin, the mood neurotransmitter. It also boosts your immunity and promotes healthy neuromuscular functions, not to mention makes you happy.

So eat this, and if the sun ever comes out in Seattle again…..

you’ll be ready for it!

Kale cream

Also today:

Pappardelle, alla Bolognese

Cresti Di Gallo, with house made sausage and tomato.

Lasagne Bianco, with Porcini Pasta

In the nearly pitch black wee hours of the morning, lit by only the street lights,

its hard to capture the beautiful “mushroomy” color of the sheets of pasta…

Porcini sheets

But rain nor dark nor early hours will keep us from having our own little Lasagne building party!
Lasagne build

 Porcini Pasta sheets, stacked with alternating layers of nutmeg spiced béchamel and a mixture of roasted squash, walnuts and ricotta…..

The results are Devilishly good,  to say the least.

Porcini lazagne

Also today:

Pappardelle, alla Bolognese

Casarecce, with house made Italian sausage, kale and tomato

Pasta Fiore, with toasted walnut cream and radicchio

Pasta Fiore,  or “Flowers” in our native tongue.

Fiore 10-30

Getting tossed with a rich toasted walnut cream sauce, with just enough chicory flavor from the radicchio to keep in in balance….

Fiore radicchio

(and not force you into a pasta induced food coma right after eating it)

Also today:

Potato and Mascarpone “Caramello” alla pomodoro

Pappardelle alla Bolognese


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