Amerigo Delicatus predicted the future with its emphasis on the pasta
Back at the start of 2013, with holiday parties and distracting indulgences of all kinds, you could easily have missed those lists of food trends likely to be hot in the new year.
Mark Manger Housemade pasta at Amerigo Delicatus.
If so, look no further than Amerigo Delicatus Restaurant & Market, which wraps up one of the hot new trends in such a neat little package, the tiny Ballpark eatery might as well have a bow on.
Food & Wine magazine told us to be on the lookout for "rookie Italophiles" making fresh pasta and other rustic Italian fare, a thought echoed by Samir Mohammad of Lala's Pizzeria + Wine Bar in Westword's own trend list .
Given that "this restaurant's been the goal for four or five years," according to chef-owner Iain Chisholm, Amerigo Delicatus's Italian focus predates the crystal balls. But even so, Chisholm's timing is certainly good.
Is his pasta? Find out tomorrow when my review of Amerigo Delicatus is posted here.