The evening started with a tour of Siro's huge kitchen where Chef Anthony Burdo was introduced.
BoardsSiro had three different menu items called Boards. These included meat, cheese, pork roast almonds, and olives.
The Americano: La Quercia prosciutto, tartufo, and capicola:
PizzaSiro Sausage and Peppers: Topped with hot and sweet peppers. The sausage had nice flavor and the hot peppers caught me a little off guard because they were actually spicy. Spicy toppings on pizza is good.
AntipastiRipe Tomatoes: Heirloom tomatoes, ricotta salata, basil, and mint. I love being served tomatoes that are other colors than the standard red.
black garlic was a thing. This dish was very educational for me...
SaladsBig Green Bowl: Local lettuces and greens, soft herbs, simple vinaigrette.
MeatsBurdo's Famous Veal Meatballs: In a pomodoro sauce.
. I think it's the consistency of thick cut pork belly more than anything that I don't care for. I'm guess I'm not a pork belly person...
SeafoodTuna 2 Ways: Ahi over tomato. The tuna itself was shaved in very thin slices, but I didn't like the sauce. It was a bit too much like mayonnaise. Take a really nice, high quality tuna and put it with a sauce that is sort of like mayonnaise and our brains may play tricks on us giving flashes of tuna salad...
PlatesThe Burger: OWC bakehouse bun and handcut fries.
PastaCheese Tortellini: Butternut squash and sage brown butter. As simple as it was, this was one of my favorite dishes of the night. The large, cheese filled dumplings were topped with cubed squash and basil leaves.
CocktailsI tried two drinks at Siro, both of which were non-alcoholic from the Refreshers section of the menu.
The Understudy: Fresh lemon, basil, simple syrup, and Fever Tree tonic water. This was like a lemonade that was a bit heavier with the tart lemon flavor as opposed to the sweeter flavors that are normally more prevalent in lemonades. I liked it!
DessertCake Pops: These had a very intense, rich chocolate flavor. Almost bordering on the chocolate intensity of fudge.
Two classic Italian desserts. Everyone seems to love the custard filled cannolis and the sugar coated doughnuts that are zeppole.