Tonight, Mal and I celebrated Valentine’s Day a day late with dinner at Sportello.
Chef Barbara Lynch’s modern interpretation of a lunch counter, Sportello offers simple, market-driven Italian dishes in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood.
More than a year ago, my sister gave me a gift card to Sportello, but, somehow, I forgot about it. A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled upon it when cleaning my wallet, so I figured Valentine’s Day was the perfect time to use it. Plus, I love Barbara Lynch and heard great things about Sportello, so I really wanted to try it.
Our meal started with freshly baked bread.
And a Drink.
For my entrÃ©e, I ordered the gorgonzola fonduta from the appetizer menu.
It was basically gorgonzola fondue served with lots of goodies for dipping.
Toasted bread, salumi, dates, and roasted vegetables.
Oh my gosh, it was out of this world!!! One of the best cheese fondues I have ever eaten! Mal practically fought me for the last couple of bites! I really didn’t want to share, but I couldn’t deny my love ridiculously delicious cheese at our Valentine’s Day celebration.
I also ordered a side of braised kale. It was tasty, but not what I expected. For some reason, I automatically thought braised kale = garlic flavor, but instead it was citrusy.
For dessert, Mal and I shared the cookie plate. Of course, I loved them all.
We also enjoyed a couple of decaf coffees with milk.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day a day later was totally worth the wait”” no super busy restaurants or jacked up prices. Mal and I enjoyed a nice, little evening together. I’m so glad to have him in my life.