Italian Dinner al Fresco (Shellfish Medley with a Lemon Butter Aioli Sauce over Angel Hair Pasta)

There is something about spring/summer and a light Italian dinner that just begs to be enjoyed ouside!  We enjoyed this refreshing dinner al fresco one evening and for some reason Mother Nature stepped up to the plate to make it a perfect evening with her own special music and lighting!  We live in Houston, so for Mother Nature to pull this off was a miracle!   It was not hot or humid yet (okay that means it is Spring in Houston), there was a gentle breeze creating a light wisper from the trees, the frogs were croaking a special tune and a full moon lit up the backyard!  We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect atmosphere to enjoy this Italian delight!  However, don’t wait for a perfect outdoor evening, we have enjoyed this dinner many times throughout the years and the flavors still remind of us of that special evening!

Caprese Salad

 

Shellfish Medley with a Lemon Butter Aioli Sauce over Angel Hair Pasta

Balsamic Macerated Strawberries in Puff Pastry with a Sweet Mascarpone Cream

 

J. Lohr Arroyo Seco Riverstone Chardonnay (California)

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