Both restaurants are owned by Mark Tosi, President of Pastene Co. (The only tomatoes that my family buys for sauce are always Pastene.) Mark was there to greet us and stayed to intro the meals at both locations. It was a real treat for me to meet him, since my family is loyal fans of Pastene brand products.
Mark and I at Les Zygomates
Decor at Bel Ari
There were delicious menus just for us offered at both restaurants.
At Bel Ari, I tried both appetizers, Whipped Ricotta with honey, pistachio, sunflower cranberry bread (amazing!), Arancini vand an entree of Shrimp & Lobster Gnocchi. I’d order all the items again! I’d never had ricotta and honey before, so that was a tasty discovery! (I’m a sweet & savory fan.)
Shrimp & Lobster Gnocchi
Table photo at Les Zygomates
At Les Zygomates, I ate the pistachio crusted sea bass and apple Napoleon.
pistachio crusted sea bass
There was a live jazz band playing at Les Zygomates as well, that added to the atmosphere.