On September 13 Tim and I revisited Luca in Lancaster PA. We had previously visited Luca in September of 2016.

This time we chose as appetizers the Asian Pear with lardo, parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar and the Burrata with grilled bread, greens and EVOO. For our entrees we had a Pizza with crema, mozzarella, shaved garlic, pancetta, pepperoncini and smoked cheddar as well as the Wood-Roasted Beef Shank with red wine, cipolini onions and lombardo peppers. For dessert we had an Amaro Custard Pie with brown butter, orange zest and marscarpone.

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©2017 Joanne Bender

Silantra Asian Street Kitchen

On August 23 we had a casual dinner at Silantra Asian Street Kitchen in Lancaster PA.

Tim had a wrap with coconut white rice and shrimp with lots of extra toppings and sweet and sour sauce. I had a bowl with brown rice and beef and also lots of extra toppings and yellow coconut curry sauce.

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©2017 Joanne Bender