Rocca is a restuarant in the South End of Boston that will always hold a very dear place in my heart. It was one of the first big places to set foot on a street where there was nothing - and that took guts! My mom and I would frequent it, and it was one of her favorites (she was a successful restauranter) And it was in fact that last place I dined with my before before she died. I will never forget where we sat and what we ate, and what she wore and what we talked about. She died Dec 17th, and somehow after that I made a big group of her and my friends take me back to the scene of our last dinner for my birthday (which is December 29th) it was bitter sweet. I often got Rigattoni in a bowl as take out (I used to live right down the street) and I loved it. It was ooey and gooey and filled with love. Interestingly enough last week a friend of mine was visiting from LA and I said we have to go to Rocca! We were also so excited that one of our favorite top chefs was now running the kitchen. To my amazement they sat us where my mom and I last sat. We had great food. I started with the Tuna and Eggplant for apps:
We had steak and lobster for our entrees:
And we had butterscotch pudding for dessert:
Everything was really fabulous and I am so sorry to see Rocca closed just two days after we were there. It will always hold a really special place in my heart and I wish it had been able to make it through whatever financial issues they were having. It really was a fabulous atmosphere with well thought about food....
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