Yesterday I went to Cinghiale in Fells Point with my parents. We had a great Italian meal there, I’d definitely recommend it. I had the bruschetta sampler to start.
From left they are: asparagus with herbs, some kind of pork thing, caramelized onions, egg, olives, and beet and ricotta. I didn’t try the pork, egg, and olive ones but I really liked the asparagus and beet offerings. For my main dish, I had the homemade tagliatelle with chicken fricassea, swiss chard, and walnuts.
The pasta was incredible! The sauce was buttery and velvety, the chicken was tender yet crisp, and the swiss chard and walnuts were perfect additions to the dish. The pasta was unbelievably tender, I could definitely tell it was freshly made. My mom had the duck with celeriac risotto for her entree, I really enjoyed it though the duck was cooked a little below the medium she requested. My dad had the braised lamb, which he raved about, though I didn’t try it. I didn’t take any pictures of the dessert, but my mom and dad shared the chocolate panna cotta and I had the hazelnut and mascarpone gelato. The mascarpone gelato was fresh, creamy, and delicious, but the chocolate hazelnut gelato had a really icy texture that wasn’t too pleasant. All things considered, though, our meal at Cinghiale was great. Look no further if you’re in the mood for great Italian food, especially pasta.