“Pranzo In Famiglia,” which translates loosely to family style lunch, is displayed prominently on the menu which dedicates an entire page to antipasti. Visitors are encouraged to fill the table with small plates to share. Standouts included the Margherita Arancini, a favorite of Butchart’s from the street vendors in Palermo, and the Proscuitto Americano, which was sliced dangerously thin on the Ferrari-red Legend slicer and served with Tuscan-style onion coccioli, fig jam and ricotta.
If you have room for more, the Pizza a la Nonna, a doughy homage to Sicilian grandmothers, is not to be missed. A square pie with perfectly caramelized edges, it is served with shears to cut your own slices. (Personally, I am a fan of food that comes with specialty tools). The pasta dishes are all handmade in-house and generously offered in two sizes, to avoid the embarrassing situation of being taken down by ski patrol in a toboggan after crushing too many carbs. The Rigatoni Bolognese and Bucatini Pomodoro are simple dishes executed excellently with locally-sourced ingredients.