Il Mulino’s food and drink revealed…
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Langoustine with Risotto: A house special, this dish serves buttery langoustines, which resemble large shrimp, with a rich risotto. These two elements make a luscious combination suitable as an appetizer or entrée.
House Salad: Ironically an off-the-menu item, the house salad consists of romaine hearts, mushrooms, onions, hearts of palm, and tomatoes, finished with a light vinaigrette.
Lobster Ravioli: Rich natural flavor of the lobster hits the palate with substantial force, though the pink sauce it’s served in could stand to be thicker.
Parpadelle Bolognese: Homemade parpadelle comes out with a meat sauce that doesn’t have the fullest taste, but remains hearty nevertheless.
Spaghettini Carbonara: Substantially lighter than its traditional counterparts in both creaminess and flavor, this dish could appeal to those looking for an indulgent dish without going too extreme.
Tortellini alla Panna: Meat tortellini in a cream sauce winds up with sparse amounts of meat lost in al dente pasta. The sauce could take on a more distinct taste to enhance the dish.
Chicken Involtini: Chefs pound chicken until thin and roll it with prosciutto, fontina cheese, and pine nuts. Wrapped in bacon, the dish is baked and pan-seared, and finished with a Maidera wine sauce. Served with heavenly mashed potatoes, this robust special is sure to impress.
Fried Zucchini: Zucchini sliced as thin as potato chips simmer in olive oil and a combination of garlic and light herbs for 1-2 days. They are then sautéed quickly to lock in flavor, coming out delicious and potentially addicting.
Peanut Butter Gelato: Frozen with a milk chocolate shell and finished with house cream, this dessert is a far cry from what you’d find on the streets of Italy but holds rich creaminess and strong peanut butter taste.
Flourless Chocolate Cake: Thick with bold chocolate flavor, this cake holds a degree of pleasant decadence.
Italian Cheesecake: While the more familiar New York Cheesecake is much thicker, the Italian recipe remains light with an amaretto-like finish, appealing to those looking for a taste off the beaten track.
Tiramisu: A substantial slice of the traditional dish boasts light makeup and powerful coffee flavor.
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