Lunch at Trattoria Il Mulino

In a city obsessed with brunch, Trattoria Il Mulino is a refreshing option for those who want to enjoy a regular lunch on the weekend.  In addtion to their regular a la carte menu Il Mulino offers a $24 three course prix fix option that has quite a large variety of options.

Meals at Il Mulino always begin with a few complimentary plates, this time a plate of spicy soppressata and some wonderful roasted eggplant.  Onto appetizers I chose the Burrata with baby frisee and watermelon.

The burrata was gorgeous...creme flowed out from the center as soon as I cut inside; just a splash of balsamic and a touch of salt is all this cheese needs to shine.

My Pappardelle with Lobster and Marinara was a bit of a let down. The pasta was exquisite, perfectly al dente and fresh with a creamy tomato sauce on top but the lobster was extremely overcooked.  I sadly pushed most of it to the side and just devoured the pasta.

For dessert a rich Chocolate Cake with espresso zabaglione and roasted pear brought me back to my happy place.  The cake was more like a brownie in texture with a sweet maple sauce on the bottom and crunchy toasted hazelnuts on top.  It was a decadent and delightful way to end the meal.

Trattoria Il Mulino