Fava Friday

Last night we met our friends for dinner at Rosso!

Rosso is a pizza and wine bar in Santa Rosa and I’ve been wanting to try it forever. Pizza and wine? Yes please.

Everything on the menu looked delicious and unique…pizza with Sonoma farm fresh eggs? Pizza with spaghetti and meatballs? Only in California. We started with a couple appetizers—asparagus and fava beans with lemon aioli:


Fava beans are gigantic peapods. What’s not to love???! In celebration of their awesomeness, we referred to last night as Fava Friday.
Fritto misto:

The calamari was just lightly fried in rice flour so it wasn’t greasy at all. This plate was right in front of me, causing a dangerous situation indeed.
Smoked chicken salad with gorganzola, candied walnuts, apples and smoked chicken with organic apple cider vinegarette came next.


And then we made room for the pizzas!!
Margherita + goat cheese and mushrooms:

Egg, proscuitto and tomato:

The crust was doughy and chewy. Need I say more?


There was also wine. A lot of wine.


After dinner, our friends told us that they thought it over and they would like to keep hanging out until midnight. The boy and I were so happy that they liked us! We have friends! They want to hang out and play board games!
We are not used to such things, clearly.

Let the games begin!
This was intense. I continued drinking wine when I really should have stopped. I guess board games just drive me to drink.


It was a nice filled with laughter, good food, good wine and great friends. What more could you ask for?
I hope y’all are enjoying your Saturday!

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  • Paige (RAN)
    May 1, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    What a fun night! The fava beans look delicious. And I’m always down for a good board game night. Hhehe @ the friend comment. I see you as completely likable, girl!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    May 1, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Awh looks like you had a good evening!
    Don’t even get me started on boardgames..I LOVE THEM! I am Monopoly Queen, I get so competitive 😛 (yet I always, always lose. Bah.)
    Have a good day!

  • Adam
    May 1, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Sounds like a great meal, and a ton of fun 🙂

  • Still Life in Southeast Asia
    May 1, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Pizza with egg? I love it!

    When do we see the big ‘reveal’ of your cute boy?

  • lola
    May 1, 2010 at 12:11 pm


  • Diana
    May 1, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    The food looks amazing 🙂
    Glad you had a good night with your friends!

  • Jil
    May 1, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Aww, glad you had such a fabulous night! The food looks absolutely amazing.

  • Evan Thomas
    May 1, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    What a tasty tasty pizza pie

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    May 1, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Fun pizza toppings! I love new and unique ideas like that. 😀

    Such a fun night! 😀

  • Lori
    May 1, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    wine is discussed in 90% of your posts—–sounds good to me

  • katie
    May 1, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    are you ever going to let us meet the boy?!?! 😉

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    May 1, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Wow pizza with egg on it!? That sounds amazing and gives me an idea!

  • eatmovelove
    May 1, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Pizza with eggs! Wow – actually I think Matt the The Kitchen of a Runner did that once…not sure.
    LOVE pizza. LOVE wine. Despite the catastrophic eating pits I’ve put my stomach through the past few nights…pizza may just be on the agenda…
    Board games are soo fun…need someone to play them with…

  • Helen
    May 1, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    The first pizza sounds amazing, I love goat’s cheese. The other one looks interesting…..pizza on an egg???? We had pizza tonight and it was well worth pigging out for once!

  • Marina
    May 1, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    yummy pizza!
    I love those nights, filled with friends and good booze 🙂

  • jen trinque @ recipes for creativity
    May 1, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    You could definitely not ask for more! Oh, and yesterday at the library I picked up both The Poisonwood Bible AND American Wife. And I haven’t started either because I’m finishing another book, but methinks I won’t be going out with friends or my boyfriend anytime soon, since I’ll be glued to the couch and my books 🙂

  • MMiller
    May 1, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Glad you had a fun night! Great way to get out of that funk!
    Patiently waiting on the reveal of The Boy!

  • Jenny
    May 1, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Holy yum check out that food! Looks like a great night:)

  • Angharad
    May 1, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Nothing like pizza and wine to get you out of a funk! Funnily enough I did the exact same thing last night! Love it.

  • runnerforever
    May 1, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Looks like a old fashioned good time! That pizza looks to die for!

  • Sharon
    May 1, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    The first time I’d ever had pizza with egg on it was in Barcelona-I thought it was great! Some ladies from work and I were supposed to have an after-work event at Rosso, but it never materialized…guess I’m gonna get it to happen! Everything looks amazing.
    Board games with friends and great pizza sounds like a perfect Friday night.

  • Brittany
    May 1, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Hooray for a fun filled Friday night with FRIENDS. 🙂

    Everything looks amazing at Rosso and you took awesome pictures!!

  • steph-exercise physiologist and artist!
    May 1, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I hope you have been too!
    Making new friends is always so nice. I still don’t have a ton here in Orlando. My painting doesn’t help me out much in that area either since it keeps me in a lot.
    I have to force myself to go out! I am doing it tonight and my mission is to talk to at least 5 people.
    Wish me luck!

  • jaimegirl
    May 1, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    ummmm……..that boy is lovely. oh my.
    oh, and the pizza looked good, too……….

  • amanda
    May 1, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    You don’t need anything else. What an awesome night!

  • Kelly at Local Foodie Fight
    May 1, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Mmmmm that calamari looks good. And those fava beans! Yum.

    Board games drive me to drink too. A lot of things “drive me to drink” though. hm. But I love board games.

  • Julia (Taste of Living)
    May 1, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Is that…the boy?

    If so: he is CUTE!!!

    x Julia (Taste of Living)

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    May 1, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I’ve never tried fava beans but everything looks yummy just the same. Good food, good friends, good wine.

  • Rachel
    May 1, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    I love getting to see all the delicious restaurants you visit! Looks like my kinda night. Have a great rest of weekend!

  • Marissa
    May 1, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    That crust looks divine!!

  • Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/
    May 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    The salad and pizza looked totally delishes. I am a huge sucker for board games with friends, it’s so much fun.

  • eatingRD
    May 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    That pizza looks like a place we go here in Vegas called Settebello. They have THE best dough because it’s chewy and doughy, yet crunchy and crispy. Looks yummy, what a fun night!

  • Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries
    May 1, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I’ve never had egg on pizza but from the picture it looks amazing! The salad sounds awesome too… I’ll eat anything with candied walnuts on top of it 🙂

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    May 1, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    LOVE Calamari—it and everything looks so good. Am also a competitive intense freak when get going on board games. lol
    Happy La Fete du Muguet! http://tinyurl.com/oe4ezq

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    May 1, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Ummm can you say my IDEAL meal? Calamari, wine, and pizza?! Throw in some dessert and I’d be in absolute HEAVEN!
    Yay for friends!

  • Kait
    May 1, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Sounds like a great night and that pizza looks incredible…I love the unique toppings! I’m glad you got outta your funk.

  • Camille
    May 1, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    That pizza looks out of this world!
    Seems like you had a great time 🙂

  • kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com
    May 1, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    haha i love that card! o theres nothing better than laughing with the ones you love.. and sharing delicious food too! <3 xoxo

  • Raya @ Raya Runs
    May 1, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    All of your pizza photos always look sooo delicious and mouthwatering. I have a huge affection for all things doughy and cheesy. Love it!

  • Becky
    May 2, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Your photos are so myopic when you are out with your boyfriend, perhaps in an attempt to keep him away from the lens. It’s sort of dizzying.

  • Corinne
    May 2, 2010 at 7:02 am

    board games are the best. no doubt about it. what is that game all about!? i have never heard of it! insanity.

  • Morgan
    May 2, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    I know you don’t have a TV, but somehow you should watch Minute to Win It on NBC. The games are awesome and you can play at home! I may or may not play at home. I can neither deny or confirm.