Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cucina Rustica (Dahl & Di Luca)- Sedona

Out of our two days in Sedona so far, nothing seemed to make my taste buds go "WOW." I was getting frustrated and discouraged. It was fried food after another and lots of BBQ/Southwestern flavors. I'm not a fan. Not to mention the portion sizes were gigantic! Definitely not a fan of unhealthiness!

To my rescue, we decided on Cucina Rustica tonight. What a fabulous place! Not only was the ambiance perfect, but the food was equally as special. We sat outside on the patio and took in the beautiful red rock views, with a cool breeze blowing through our hair. It was perfection.

Only thing- it's monsoon season here. We got caught in a big rain storm on the way back. No biggie though- we were so content from our delicious meal!

If you are ever in the Sedona, Arizona area, this is a MUST. 

Live music!

Outside Patio

Inside- dark and dreary.
Nice for a romantic date.

Spicy Olive Oil for bread

Gorgeous Red Rock views in the distance

Sun Mountain 2009 Riesling

Affinato- Looks really unappetizing, but this dish was one of the best I've ever had.
Radicchio with Fig Marmalade and Mozzarella wrapped in Prosciutto.
Sweet Balsamic sauce.

Aragosta alla Vodka-
Linguine tossed with Canadian Lobster, tomatoes
finished with spiced sublime Vodka sauce.
Very flavorful and subtle vodka taste. Creamy!
I couldn't stop eating Mom's dish.

Gamberi Nettuno-
Prosciutto and Radicchio-wrapped Shrimp.
Shrimp was so plump and juicy!!!
Green beans were also super good- very buttery and soft.

Dessert Menu- we were way too full!

UPDATE! We went for a second dinner, since it was delicious and decadent the first time. Here's a look at some appetizers.

More yummyness!

Affinato with freshly grilled peaches this time! Amazing!
 Key Lime Pie
 Creme Brulee

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