Lunch was so delicious today I couldn’t *not* post it. Leslie and I had lunch at Bottega, one of our favorites.  If you keep up with James Beard winners, this is one of the three restaurants in B’ham that Frank Stitt owns (the others are Highlands and Chez FonFon, which I also love).

Leslie had the grilled chicken paillard – she said it was great:

Lunch at Bottega, Birmingham

I tried something totally different – the Persian piadine with feta, walnuts, and herbs:

Lunch at Bottega, Birmingham

After we left, I wondered if this is in Frank’s Bottega Favorita cookbook, and it is — on page 80.  This was so good — and I could only eat half — that I’ve been thinking about talking Av into lunch next week here just so I can have it again soon.

We shared dessert which was what I think was the strawberry mousse cake.  It just felt so wrong to be eating strawberries in January, but since it was on the menu and you can almost never go wrong at Bottega…well…

Lunch at Bottega, Birmingham

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