Thursday, September 13, 2012

Linguine alle Vongole

Baba Ghanoush
I was in the mall again a couple of weeks ago for some errands and was in the look out for an ink-efficient printer.  I noticed Stavros, a Mediterranean bistro, and made a mental note to have dinner there after I finished my errands.  

I was the only customer when I got here around 7 pm, and the kitchen crew seemed happy to see me.   I was focused on hummus for my pita but they were fresh out of stock.  The lady at the counter suggested Baba Ghanoush instead---a Levantine dip of eggplant and tahini, mashed and mixed with olive oil and garlic.  I remember the eggplant dip/appetizer at Chateau 1778 that I have been trying to make at home but was never successful.

Anyway, I still prefer the eggplant appetizer at Chateau 1778 but this Baba Ghanoush was also tasty.  Eggplant is one of my least favorite vegetables that I'm always delighted when I encounter an interesting and flavorful eggplant dish.

I wanted something light for the main course, and decided on Linguine alle Vongole--a lighter pasta made with fresh clams, garlic, wine, parsley and olive oil.  This was scrumptious! 

Linguine alle Vongole
Footnote:  I returned to Stavros recently but it was no longer there.:(




9 comments:

the food dude said...

Sad to hear that the place is no longer open, the linguine looked good...

Prem said...

oh, the pasta is making me drool... I've been meaning to do one lately but I keep on missing some main ingredients. :(

January said...

i want to try that pasta.. :)

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Tito Eric said...

Linguine is one of my favorite pasta. I used to make a potful with white clam sauce during winter weekends.

That looks delicious. Sorry to hear the placed closed. I guess, they didn't have enough locals to understand their menu.

missmeggy said...

the quesadillas looks yummy..sad to know though that the place is no longer there..

nuts said...

I haven't tried pasta with fresh clams.. looks very yummy and sure it tastes yummy too! Eggplant becomes special when cooked with unique flavorings.

maiylah said...

awww, too bad. their Linguine alle Vongole looks so much like the one that i almost always order over at Burgoo, their seafood linguini. yummm!

thanks much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, LM

Tetcha said...

I'm sure I'll like the Linguine alle Vongole, too. It looks really good!

Tina | Taste Matters said...

Wow! The Linquine alle Vongole!! Love that pasta! I am drooling na talaga..