Thursday, December 15, 2016

Osterio Posto: 3-Course Holiday Lunch Menu

Seeking a fun and tasty holiday lunch? Then, give consideration to Osteria Postoan Italian steakhouse in Waltham.

Osteria Posto is presided over by Chef/Owner Joe Cassinelli of the Alpine Restaurant Group (which includes the Painted Burro, Rosebud American Kitchen, Posto, and Posto Mobile). Throughout the month of December, Osteria Posto is offering guests a three-course holiday lunch menu in addition to their regularly available lunch items. If you are in the area doing some holiday shopping, or just looking for a delicious lunch, then you should visit Osteria Posto and try their new lunch special.

The Holiday Lunch Menu includes:

Choice of appetizer:
--Bruschetta with roasted tomato, goat cheese, basil, and vincotto
--Caesar salad with Parmesan, ciabatta croutons and lemon, and anchovy vinaigrette
--Baby greens with Gorgonzola picante, spiced walnuts, and pomegranate vinaigrette
Choice of entrée:
--Mezzi rigatoni with ragu bolognese, pork, veal, beef, Parmesan
--Mafaldine with pumpkin pasata, roasted squash, sage, vincotto, and amaretti
--Mustard-glazed salmon with kale, honey crisp apples, macomber turnip, roasted rutabaga, cider
--Pork Milanese with spaetzle, oven-cured tomato, house mozzarella, and oregano
--Rosemary steak frites with skirt steak, rosemary fries, port wine butter, and bone marrow vinaigrette
Choice of dessert:
--Tiramisu with mascarpone, espresso, lady fingers, and chocolate
--Apple crostata with cinnamon streusel ice cream and black tea caramel sauce

Cost: The 3 course menu costs $36 per person (tax and gratuity not included)
To make Reservations, please call (781) 622-1500

As I was in the Waltham area yesterday, I decided to check out this lunch special as several items on the menu appealed to me. And it was a great choice as I enjoyed a delicious meal, and it's tempting to return again to try more items on the menu.

I began with the Bruschetta, receiving three slices of a crusty bread topped with a nice smear of goat cheese and plenty of roasted tomatoes. The creamy goat cheese was nicely balanced with the acidity of the tomatoes, and the flavors were enhanced with the basil and with roasted tomato, goat cheese, basil, and slightly sweet vincotto. It was a hearty-sized first course but I made sure to finish all three tasty pieces.

The Pork Milanese was also an ample size, with a nice crisp coating and plenty of gooey mozzarella. The pork itself was tender and flavorful and I thoroughly enjoyed every single piece. The spaetzle and oven-cured tomatoes added to the dish, and I'd love to see the spaetzle starring in its own dish. I'd highly recommend this dish if you have the holiday lunch menu.

For dessert, I chose the Apple crostata with a flaky and sweet pastry shell, thinly sliced apples, and the subtly spiced cinnamon streusel ice cream. The black tea caramel sauce was also more subtle with its tea flavor. Together, all of the different flavors meshed well, a fine ending to my lunch.

Osteria Posto never disappoints and this holiday lunch menu is an excellent way to sample the wonders of this suburban restaurant.

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