Last week I visited one of my favorite restaurants in Sacramento, Magpie Café, for a quick alfresco dinner on a warm summer evening – my favorite kind of dining! My dining companions and I knew immediately that we would be ordering one of the appetizer specials: the Crispy Pork Belly with Black Mission Figs sounded to-die-for, and it was! Drizzled with a coriander infused honey and topped with pickled onions and frisee, we hit a home run with this appetizer.
I also elected for another seasonal special for my main course: the Heirloom Tomato Pappardelle. I can never pass up Heirloom Tomato anything during the summer and this special was worth it – it was a “clean plate club” kind of dish, that’s for sure. The housemade pappardelle noodles were served with local heirloom tomatoes, house cured pork, aged jack cheese, olive oil, chili and micro basil. I loved the unique flavor that the jack cheese added to the dish, especially because it’s not typically a cheese used to top a pasta dish.
Another great meal at Magpie Café! I’m looking forward to visiting their new location at 16th & P this fall.
1409 R Street