HOT DISH: BOCCE'S MEATBALLS
With freshly-made pastas and pizzas cooked to perfection in the wood oven, you might think of skipping to the main event. That would be a mistake though, as the beef and veal meatballs starter should not be overlooked. They're appropriately beefy yet tender, smothered in a nice sauce, and then spiked with the addition of spicy jalapenos. A carpet of paper-thin Parmigianino cheese coats them all, while scattered sun-dried olives add a touch of rich saltiness (page 48).