Monday, October 6, 2008

Mama Rosa's Place

Last event for my birthday week was a gathering of the full membership of the eating group. Unfortunately I blurred most of the picture of the people so here are the ones that were not too bad. From left to right is my enthusiastic friend, my sister, and my baking friend.

This is my particular friend and his wife my artistic friend. In the blurred pictures are my royal friend and towanda and her husband the engineer.

Antipasto Misto An assortment of salami, prosciutto, ham, capo collo, provolone and gorganzola cheese, served with garlic Bread and olives. Very nice especially the ham and cap collo (pig shoulder cured like a ham but spicy)

Calamari Fritti (fried squid) served with radishes. Mama cooks some the best calamari I have every tasted and it is always tender and never rubbery

Gnocchi al Gorganzola Potato dumplings cooked with Italian blue cheese and fresh sage in a rich white cream sauce This was my entree and I had been looking forward to it all week. Extremely rich and delicious. She had fried the sage so it provided a little crunch to this smooth and silky dish
This is Pizza Parma. Not Parmesan cheese but Parma ham. My friends loved it

Vitello alla parmigiana(Veal parmesan) Veal dipped in egg and bread crumbs, baked with home made tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese and served with spaghetti and marinara sauce. Unfortunately a misdelivery. Happens sometimes at mama's

Melenzane (Eggplant) alla Parmigiana Eggplant dipped in egg then baked in home made tomato sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese and fresh herbs and served with spaghetti. The right dish and fabulous as well

Spaghetti alla Carbonara (with Bacon) Spaghetti with Italian bacon, eggs, black pepper, topped with parmigiano cheese and fresh Italian parsley. Actually my favorite dish here but my taste buds wanted Gnocchi

Check out Mama's and Roger's wedding picture on the website. She was a fox back then and a fine looking woman now


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, the word is that Mama Rosa is closing. I really feel sorry for her. We visited her place in DeRidder and begged her to move to LC. She did, but her place just never took off. I don't think the 7th Street place- or the Prien Lake Road one - had the right ambiance for an upscale (as opposed to a pizzarea) Italian restaurant. I really thought her food was authentic and freshly cooked when ordered - not the Olive Garden cookie cutter.
Charles Ware

Arthur "The Bear" Hebert said...

I have heard nothing to that affect on the street and Saturday she was as busy as they could be. She came to the table but made no intimation to that effect. I will confer with my other sources and see what I can find out

Arthur "The Bear" Hebert said...

The word on the street is that she will close if business does not pick by the end of the year. If she does I will be sorry to see her go.