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Pasta shaped like small shells or bullets.

[Italian, from pl. diminutive of cavato, past participle of cavare, to hollow out, from Latin cavāre; see excavate.]
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They will be serving lunch in the coming weeks Some of the items on the menu include wood-fire oven pizzas, homemade pastas like bucatini cacio e pepe and spinach cavatelli, and desserts like tiramisu and mascarpone cheesecake.
Reflections has a menu featuring returning classics as well as a selection of new Mediterraneanstyle dishes, ideal for sharing, such as homemade Cavatelli with spring peas, lobster, mascarpone and herbs and the Canadian beef tenderloin with celeriac, heritage potatoes, cipollini onions, house au jus.
So in Bruce Moffett Cooks we find North-South inspirations like Baby Arugula with Pickled Beets, Pumpernickel, and Creamy Horseradish; English Pea Salad with Cheddar-Ham Croutons; and heartier dishes like Striped Bass with Wilted Napa Cabbage, Smoked Bacon, and Chardonnay Cream; Pecan-Crusted Lamb with Chipotle BBQ Sauce, Sweet Potatoes, and Green Beans; and Sweet Potato Cavatelli with Spiced Lamb and Swiss Chard.
In fact, the level of personal attention Victor is giving to the whole Easter menu is unlike anything ever attempted at Oak Brook Hills Resort in the past -- with lavish tables heaping of delicacies like shucked oysters and crab claws, Crme Brule French toast, forest mushroom cavatelli, almond bisque soup, Roquefort salad, children's favorites and much more.
For his two dishes, Passalacqua prepared Cavatelli alla Contadina, a pasta made with flour and ricotta cheese, topped with a garlic tomato sauce with broccolini, pork sausage and smoked cheese, and Saltimbocca di Pollo with an orange cream sauce, a battered chicken breast with provolone, prosciutto, raisins and marsala wine on top of a bed of thin spaghetti.
Lovely coins of orecchiette (or 'ear' shaped in the Italian); cute cavatelli looking like mini hotdog rolls that clasp any sauce spooned on top; and their elongated, twisted cousins, the strozzapreti.
Downstairs, lunch and dinner feature dishes like bistecca al pepe nero, housemade cavatelli with a selection of market shellfish, and grilled Spanish octopus.
Then help to cook up a four-course menu that includes fava beans with wild fennel, cavatelli pasta and cannoli with local honey.
I thought the steak and kimchi rice was my one true love, but I find myself cheating on it with sweet corn agnolotti, Mediterranean salad, octopus a la plancha, French brie, and dates tarte flambAaAaAeA@e, homema cavatelli, and corn waffle.
Dans Addolorata, outre la preparation de la sauce tomate, les allusions a la nourriture traditionnelle sont nombreuses: tetes d'agneau au four, cavatelli,polenta, saucisses (17), lasagne (50) et, quand Giovanni enfant reve qu'il essaye de convaincre son pere absent de revenir, il evoque <<un gros panier de figues>> (IX 52).
Merrill says the cuisine ranges from traditional favorites to a "different twist on seafood dishes." That's why the menu features popular dishes such as fish and chips or crab cakes, she says, as well as more distinctive dishes like ricotta cavatelli or smoked clam dip with house-made potato chips, all created by Executive Chefs Logen Crew and Jennifer West.
Behind those curtains was Great-aunt Zia's summer kitchen and a table on which they made cavatelli. The old aunt mixed, rolled and cut the dough in small pieces, and the child rolled them with her finger.