Date Night came around again and this time we took off for the Montlake neighborhood to try Café Lago. This little spot serves rustic Italian with pasta that is handmade every day. Good thing we had a reservation because they were booked solid the day before Valentine's Day. It was a small and dimly lit space, perfect for couples catching up and enjoying some delicious pasta.
We wanted an Antipasti so we got the Pomodori al Forno- slow roasted tomatoes and goat cheese served with some crostini. The tomatoes and goat cheese were the perfect marriage of flavors and spread together on the crostini gave a nice balance. The bread they served with olive oil was also a nice start. We also had cocktails, they have a full bar, so we took advantage of that, of course. I had heard their lasagna was legendary, so I gave it a try. It practically melted in my mouth, the pasta was so soft. Their lasagna uses ricotta and béchamel cheese which made it unique. It was covered in a slightly sweet and tangy marinara. It was different from other lasagna's I've had and it's fun to see a new twist on a classic dish. My husband had the Fettuccini with Meatballs which were good but kind of pricy for a small portion. But I get that the pasta is house made so its sort of justified.
I've been wanting some Panna Cotta lately so I was happy when I saw it on the dessert menu. It was creamy and so good with the berries on top. The dessert was light, but still sweet and a wonderful ending to another great date night.