Yesterday, Mark and Bill were suppose to take me to Brattleboro Vermont for a weekend in the mountains. Unfortunately, hurricane Irene had other plans for us, a weekend at home with a potential for real nasty weather. To help compensate for our disappointment, we decided to go out for dinner. After a short 15 minute walk we arrived at Posto on Elm Street in Somerville.
The restaurant has an amazing New York energy to it. If I hadn’t known better I would have though we were dining in Manhattan. The wine selection is amazing and being somewhat of a wine snob I was glad to see such a variety. I selected the 2010 Villa Matilde, Campania, Italy (Falanghina). It was a smooth and complicated taste perfect for what was to come.
For my antipasti I ordered the Arugula Salad with Belgium Endive. The contrasting flavors of the two greens with the sharpness of the gorgonzola and sweet vinaigrette was shear perfection. For dinner I ordered the wood fired calabrese pizza. I have never been a crust fan, always leaving more of it on my plate than not, but with this pizza every crumb was consumed. The crust is paper thin with dark golden brown edges with little bubbles of burnt spots that enhance the flavor instead of undermining it. The tomato sauce was rich and flavorful without being overly spiced with needless garlic and onions. Paper thin slices of salumi, fresh basil, and mozzarella rounded out the perfect pizza in every bite.
Posto is the real deal. If you ever find yourself in Somerville, Posto is an absolute must. But don’t show up without a reservation or you may find yourself waiting, but even then Posto is worth every minute.
Food: 5 Paws
Service 5 Paws