My favorite dish at Rossano Giannini’s <a href=”http://www.lanternausa.com/” target=”_blank”> Lanterna Tuscan Bistro </a> in Nyack is the Parmesan basket salad. It comes with arugula and other lettuces inside a basket made of Parmigiano cheese, topped with proscuitto and garnished wtih goat cheese.
On the menu, it’s listed in Italian as Cestino di Parmigiano. Here’s a photo one of our photographers, Mark Vergari, shot in 2001 for a story on salads.
It’s a perfect hot weather dish. So I was happy for you Ã¢â‚¬â€ Sound Shore residents Ã¢â‚¬â€ to hear that Giannini opened a Lanterna in Larchmont last week at 147 Larchmont Ave. (Call 914-834-8700.) I mean, who wants to turn on the oven this week?