Last Saturday, Crème de la Crème was invited to participate in Dante Pizzeria's Summer Menu Tasting Event! It was a chance for Omaha bloggers to sample Dante's seasonal offerings before the main public. We. Had. A. Blast! Monica and I sampled five wines, a salad, chilled soup, fresh pasta, and two fish entrees. We were truly spoiled.
Dante Pizzeria is famous for their Napoli-style pizza. But, what many don't realize is their wide, fabulous selection of seasonal offerings. Every ingredient has a story. Even their flour is selected with the greatest precision. While the flour comes from Wyoming, it is shipped to California and milled before arriving at the restaurant.
Dante Pizzeria’s Summer Menu focuses on Southern Italy’s love for fish. Chef Strawhecker dispelled the widely held belief that it is impossible to get fresh fish in Nebraska. The skate and mackerel were harvested on Friday, immediately Fed-Exed to Dante, and enjoyed the following day on Saturday.
One thing that resonated with me was when Chef/Owner Strawhecker explained that while food is very important, sometimes service is more important than food. The presentation and service at Dante’s sets the bar for fresh, locally sourced dining.