Monday, January 28, 2008

Pasta Perfect

When I order anything with tomatoes at this time of year, it is always with some trepidation, since it's just not tomato season. My taste buds were clamoring for this offering on Rooney's menu, Dungeness crab, fresh tomatoes and angel hair pasta. I don't like seafood to be overwhelmed with tomato flavor as happens when one uses tomato sauce, but my faith in Rooney's chef after the citrus salad was high so I took the plunge.

Good choice.

It was simple, fresh and lightly flavored, using Roma tomatoes that do seem to be tasty year 'round and soft garlic. There was nearly a whole crab's worth of carefully shelled, delicately delicious crabmeat and the flavors were well balanced and friendly. The server even suggested the perfect wine, steering me away gently from my first choice to a glass of crisper white that perfectly complemented the dish.

We passed bites around the table and the opinion was unanimous - crab pasta perfect!


Blogger Joel said...

I'm with you on the tomatoes! Interestingly enough, I had some in a tuna salad (the seared, blackened kind, not the celery-and-mayo kind) when we went out to eat last week. Granted, they were oven roasted, but I nearly fell out of my seat! (I think I might have actually swooned a bit). Oh, those summer days... get here soon please!

Monday, January 28, 2008  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Joel, hmmm, interesting compromise to oven-roast - might make even out-of-season tomatoes richer and more like the summer ones. I'll try it!

Monday, January 28, 2008  

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