Sometimes its just the kind of day that is required to end in drinks and appetizers on a lovely outdoor patio. Today was definitely that kind of day, and I was thrilled when Eric suggested meeting me in Boston’s South End for a couple of snacks. Rocca is about a 15 minute walk from my office, and it was very nice to be out in the fresh air, stretch my legs,and ogle at the eating paradise that is the South End.
We chose Rocca because of its proximity to our home and the ample parking in addition to the fact that every time we have eaten there, it has been delish. We arrived and asked about sitting on the patio. Turns out they have seating for people having cocktails and a larger outdoor area for dinner.
We just wanted appetizers and drinks so we sat off to the side. What a gorgeous evening it was! For my drink I decided on a glass of Mionetto prosecco, a light, bubbly, and refreshing choice. It was just what I wanted and fit the weather perfectly. I love bubbly, it makes everything feel like a celebration!
For food we decided on the fried cauliflower with a side of garlic mayo and the antipasti.
Mmmmm antipasti- I could eat olives with every meal!
The fried cauliflower was divine, lightly battered and crispy. Plus its a vegetable right?
The antipasti had a huge serving of pickled carrots, cauliflower, and zucchini, along with prosciutto, salami, pecorino cheese, and an eggplant tapenade, topped with grilled bread. These two appetizers were the perfect portions to fill us up without being too full. The service was friendly, the atmosphere very relaxing, and we will definitely go back. One thing of note is that Rocca does a Sunday supper – 2 courses and a sweet for $22! They also were giving away FREE iced coffee last Sunday during the South End Open Markets. That was actually what gave us the idea to go this week. Who doesn’t appreciate a free iced coffee on a hot day??
As I posted yesterday, I can not wait for our weekend plans. Lots of work to do before then. . . off to finish up for the night and hopefully get some sleep. Buenas noches