Spaghetti alla Checca con Crescenza

June Specials

Zuppa di Giugno—Gazpacho, Italian-style: mildly spicy chilled soup of pureed heirloom tomatoes (from Knopp Branch Farm), red onion, roasted sweet peppers, cucumber, fresh fennel, garlic, and Calabrian hot peppers, seasoned with basil, tarragon and a bit of Balsamic vinegar.

Spaghetti alla Checca con Crescenza—Uncooked diced tomatoes marinated with garlic, herbs and extra virgin olive oil. We used sweet juicy heirloom cherry tomatoes from Knopp Branch Farm. The raw tomato sauce is tossed with pasta, warmed slightly, with a dollop of Crescenza, a soft, rich and creamy cow's milk from Northern Italy.

Special Seasonal Dessert benefitting Rescued Pets Movement—Crostata di Ricotta e Pesche