The new space (literally right next door) is bright and airy with the same warmly infused vibe as Dante. The stunning glass light fixtures lend itself well to the rustic space, giving it just a hint of refinement. The main attraction is the two stone pizza ovens that have been built into a brick wall and are surrounded by a bar where patrons can enjoy the show during their meal.
Being that this was a friends and family preview, we were encouraged to try a bunch of different things off the menu to get an idea of what they have to offer. Those pizzas beckoned us, I'll tell you.
|clockwise: box of pastries / nutella pie / lemon trio|
|Matthew, Chef Dante & the Husband|
Be sure to drop by this Friday, the 18th, for a Grand Opening celebration where you can try their fantastic pizza at no charge from 5-10pm.
My weekend was also made better because I got to check out Jen's impending new addition.
There's a baby in there!!!
The remainder of the day was spent at Banyan Tree and Wine & Design before I realized I had not been day drinking in quite some time and needed a nap. Do you remember what it feels like to nap with the window open with a warm breeze? Heaven I tell you.
top hat ice bucket from W&D / the husband thinks Jen's baby needs a
squirrel puppet / adorable toddler bow ties from Simple Hands at Banyan Tree /
outdoor drinking (finally!) and amusing wine boxes
Sunday was spent celebrating Jen and showering her with everything needed for baby. Well it looked like everything. I don't think I've ever seen so many gifts at one time! Let the nesting begin....
::Disclosure - We were invited to a preview of Dante Next Door and all food was complimentary. As always, all musings are my own::