Tuesday night we ate at Mario Batali's pizzeria, Otto. The not-so-secret secret to enjoying this place is to order a bunch of the sides and just munch. And so we did. Minty English peas and prosciutto, anchovies with breadcrumbs and scallions, and asparagus with Pecorino were favorites.
But what I was really taken with was the way they were served. Nothing genius, but a great entertaining tip.
What if, instead of a traditional salad or soup, you offered your guests a plate with three little bowls of vegetables to start a meal?