|Bombolini even has olive oil and local vinegar in bulk.|
|John Kreckman, owner of Bombolini, in front of their pasta making machine.|
|Annie D. talking with Eric|
|Casey, Rachel and the boys at the bar|
We also tried the Mocha Belgique, which is brewed with beans from Black Hand Coffee Co. A gorgeous and flavorful dark beer, Brian Nelson ran it through a Randall full of more dark coffee beans and cocoa nibs before he poured it for us. It smelled like coffee and tasted like chocolate. Beer for dessert, anyone?
|And then, we had to take some home...|
One of the other ideas that makes me love Hardywood park even more is their RVA IPA. Soon, the brewery will be giving away hops rhizomes to RVA gardeners. The gardeners will grow them on, to be harvested and added to the RVA IPA in the fall. Got room for a 20 foot perennial vine in your garden? Check the Hardywood website in the next month for details if you would like to participate. Some of the RFC houses just might!
After a lovely dinner with Shannon and Rachel and Rob at Enoteca Sogno, I felt like I had been on vacation! Sometimes, you just gotta play tourist in your own town.