Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bozeman's Chikcpea Cafe Opens

How do we roll in Bozeman? How about French and Mediterranean cafe's opening up in the same weekend, only two blocks apart? Take that, down economy!

The recently opened Chickpea Cafe offers traditional specialties like Baba Ganoosh, Hummus, and Falafel, all house-made. Pictured below is the Hummus Shawarma plate: roasted and seared beef and lamb over hummus, pickled vegetables, and pita. Not pictured is "Chickpea's Hot Sauce," a delicious peppery salsa of sorts that added lovely heat to the already tasty dish.

Recommendation: go with friends and order several dishes to share.



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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pizza Night at Home

Tonight was pizza night, with provisions from our good friends at Bozeman's All Things Italian. The two home-made pies were made with "00" flour, and the bottle of 2007 Tuscan Bran Caia tasted like a million bucks.

The "00" crusts baked up thin, crispy, and chewy. For toppings one pizza was adorned with thin-sliced potatoes, Tallegio cheese, and Da Vino Salami from Salumi. The second slightly more traditional pie featured home-made roasted tomoto puree, hot soppressata, a few green olives, roasted mushrooms, and the requisite mozzarella.

Want some? Head over to All Things Italian to get the raw materials. Then get a dangerously hot oven and make a few hundred practice pies until you get the desired results. Buon appetito.

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