|Outside of E2, Bryant Street, Highland Park|
|Stairwell to "The Party Dungeon"|
|Tables set for the party in "The Party Dungeon"|
|Big Fat Salad|
|Heirloom Caprese Salad|
We were then served Arancini with Marinara, which looked like large, fried doughballs covered in marinara sauce. Basically, that's what they were, but on the inside - rice! They were amazing:
|Arancini with Marinara|
Alongside the Arancini were dishes of Beans and Greens with Sausage:
|Beans and Greens with Sausage|
Surprise! I loved it. I've made similar dishes at home that taste...well, nowhere near this yummy.
Our main dishes were Rabbit Ragu, and Tortellini with Chive Butter, Pine Nuts, and Chiles:
Ok, so, my dad (the picky one, remember) wasn't all about eating rabbit. Of course, I was all about it, since it was something I had never tried before. I liked it, and the entire dish itself just reminded me of a traditional beef stew - honestly, I would have never guessed that the meat was rabbit.
|Tortellini with Chive Butter, Pine Nuts, and Chiles|
The tortellini - wow. Beautiful color, even more fantastic flavor. It was my favorite of the dishes:
Ok, it was my favorite before the dessert - Chocolate Bread Pudding a la mode:
|Chocolate Bread Pudding|
By the end of the evening, our bellies were full, our spirits were high, and our faces hurt from laughing. Not a bad way to celebrate a birthday at all. Thanks so much to everyone who came out to the party, and a special thanks to Chef Kate and everyone at E2 for making the evening so, so special.
5904 Bryant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (Highland Park)