Shrimp Scampi @ Wine Country Trattoria

Price: $19.00

When: July 2, 2016, 1:30 PM

Reservations: Recommended

Verdict? Recommended

We’re at Wine Country Trattoria. I’ve ordered my “Lasagna Rustica“, so Elaine goes with the Shrimp Scampi.

You can get the Scampi with one of three kinds of pasta: Campanelle, Spaghetti, or Fettuccini. We ask about the options, and learn that the Campanelle is a twisted tube of pasta. The waiter likes it. We say yes.

The plate arrives, and smells wonderful.

First up: the pasta. It’s light and well-cooked (not overdone).

Second: the shrimp. There’s six of them in the dish, each prepared perfectly.

Third: the sauce. The dish comes with a light cream-based sauce. It’s good. Not too overwhelming or goopy. It adds flavor all over the place.

In short: this is delicious. All the ingredients work together. It’s a very balanced dish. The flavor is augmented by a hint of citrus, and a sprinkling of chili flakes. (Good news: unlike, say, the Forest of Endor, these chili flakes aren’t running wild).

After a few bites, Elaine smiled at me and said, “this is a winner.” I totally agree. A very easy recommend. Try it.