excuse the mini pictures - they're from my phone :)
we started with the Buratta - crostini with a buffalo mozzarella cheese that was light and airy like a marshmellow, marinated artichoke hearts, cilantro, and a light lemon olive oil.
kari had the rigatoni with spicy italian sausage, and i had the potato gnocci with cauliflower.delicious choices!
afterwards, we went to capitol hill and met with some friends of mine for old school custard, and beer at the elysian brewery. a great start to birthday week, if i do say so myself!