Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dinner Club-Volterra

I'm lucky to have a group of friends who love food as much as I do. Recently, my friend Liz started a dinner club with my coworkers from Crew Cuts. We plan on going to a nice restaurant once a month and go all out. Appetizer, cocktail, entree and dessert, the whole shebang! I missed the first meeting (at Chez Shea) while I was in Boston so I cleared my schedule to make sure I would be able to attend the 2nd meeting at Volterra! The restaurant is named after an Italian Village that the owners got married in. It was a wonderful experience. Our waiter was so friendly and had great suggestions for us. He actually was a patron first at the restaurant and as soon as he heard that there was an opening at the restaurant, he quit his job of 7 years to work at Volterra!

Our Appetizers
Polenta with Wild Mushroom Ragu

Caprase Salad with Smoked Trout

Tart with artichokes and sun dried tomatoes

Roasted Beets, Arugula and Walnuts (this was mine and was my favorite! I love roasted beets)

Cannelloni Salad

House Salad

Pork Jowls and Wild Mushroom (this was my dish and it was so good)
I loved the rustic fat spaghetti noodles in this dish! Spicy tomato sauce with goat cheese and pulled pork
The Wild Boar! Liz was adventurous and went with the recommendation of the waiter. It was also the dish that made him jump ship and work at Volterra

We were so full at this point that we shared 2 desserts. A hazelnut honey panna cotta and a rich chocolate orange cake.

I love the ambiance of the restaurant and the food was delicious. I can't wait to go back and try some of their other dishes. Also a great plus that the menu changes all the time so there is always new things to try.

**All photos taken by L.Lee


  1. That polenta with mushroom ragu is right up my alley! I had a dish recently with those fat, imperfect homemade spaghetti noodles, and keep meaning to make my own one time.

  2. I've heard nothing but great things about this place but have yet to try myself. All of the dishes you had look AMAZING!