I’m out here in lovely Sacramento for work and wanted nothing else but to blog about food.
I had a pretty good meal tonight at Lucca. But before I digress into my meal, I have to discuss the wonderful day of travel I had thanks to the crappy weather in Chicago.
My day started out well enough, I spotted an actress from my favorite new television show – Parenthood on the security line at Albany Airport. Her name is Sarah Ramos. Anyway that was kind of nice.
But then the delays started and continued. We started 30 minutes late out of Albany due to bad weather in Chicago. We landed in Chicago and my flight was initially delayed for 20 minutes. Then it was 30, 40, and eventually 1 hour delayed. Then at the last minute, we had to switch terminals. Insanity and a plane full of cramped, unhappy people.
My food intake until I had dinner tonight at 7 PM: 1 bag of pretzel and cheese combos, 2 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, 1 banana, and 1 apple. Man, I was hungry and a little sad that I had ingested 95% of the fat and calories for the day with that one freaking bag of combos.
So I rushed, rushed to my hotel/conference and FINALLY ended up at dinner with some nice girls from Boston I met at the incredibly awful “happy hour” held for the conference attendees.
Back to Lucca.
Very good Sangria, not too sweet. Delicious perfectly cooked piping hot (just the way I like them) Parmesan french fries accompanied by a truffle mayo. The fries lit by candlelight as seen here:
A BLT salad that had bacon, egg, and avocado with a Dijon vinaigrette. The salad was good, nothing great, not enough avocado but nicely chopped. I would go back there. Especially since I had a couple of delicious bites of spaghetti and meatballs that one of the Boston girls had ordered. The meatballs were nice and spicy. The dish was so good, my friend finished the entire dish, which was testament to how good it was.
The restaurant itself had a nice open atmosphere, with high ceilings with exposed wooden beams. There were pretty pendant lights located around the restaurant and they had a great enclosed patio area that made us regret not eating outside. All of the employees were really nice and helpful.
All in all, a long day which ended enjoyably….