Yesterday, in the morning, I had been reading recipes from Jamie Oliver’s cookbook on Italy and its fine foods. When a friend called me in the early evening to go have Italian food. (How psychic.) Last night at Buon Giorno Market restaurant I was introduced to a great place for Italian Food in Lilydale – Mendota Heights area. The site link: http://www.bgimarket.com/Welcome.tpl?action=nc&from=Top125
It’s an Italian specialty deli that carries meats, cheeses, and organic pastas, plus fine wines and their own house made sauces. It also has a fixed price menu of pastas and other dishes. The fun part is ordering from the three choice menu and having the food cooked in front of you by professional chefs. There is pesto, tomato, and white sauce for the pasta. But it all starts with the garlic, onion and green onion in olive oil. Then there is a choice of vegetables, and meats that are cooked on gas cook stoves. The chef is cooking three of these meals at once. He performs with such calm and order. (When will I have that calm in the kitchen?) For less than ten dollars you have great Italian food which you can eat cafeteria style or take out. The food was delicious. I had scallops with peas and black olives on ziti pasta with a white sauce. There is also a sister Italian ($$) restaurant called “inonni” on the other side of the entrance all under one roof. Both places have excellent reviews. Take a look at the site: http://www.inonnirestaurant.com/MenuPage.html Retrieved August 17, 2010.