About a week ago I was watching The Best Thing I Ever Ate on the Food Network and Giada De Laurentiis featured one of her favorites, Lasagna Verde from a small little restaurant in West Hollywood named Angelini Osteria. When I saw this lasagna I immediately thought of my hubby and his love of Italian food and thought it would be fun to take him there on a surprise date! I made reservations (which I highly recommend) and when we arrived last night we were more than pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was amazing the staff was inviting, the wine list incredible and the food was delectable. We both had their Endive, Pear and Gorgonzola Salad, the hubby had the Trofie alla Riviera (Short Spiral Pasta with Shrimp,Cherry Tomatoes and Spinach) and I had the Lasagna Verde "Omaggio Nonna Elvira" (with Beef and Veal Ragu). The hubby has officially declared that it was the best Italian food he's ever had and I have to agree!
Midway through our incredible meal a couple sat next to us and we began having a full blown conversation about food, soccer, our ethnic backgrounds, marriage, our children and almost everything else you could imagine. The funny thing was, the wife happens to be a well known actress on one of the hubby's favorite HBO series. By the end of the night they handed us their business card and ask that we email them (their starting a new cooking show) and we said or goodbyes. Needless to say this was a pretty amazing date night, things like this only happen in L.A.!
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