You don’t need to be a foodie to know that food and drink trends can change with each passing season. For example, in the fall, pumpkin spice becomes nearly ubiquitous in both food and drink, or alternatively, in the winter, peppermint might be a common flavor seen throughout the season. Now, as we now exit winter and enter spring, and the weather gets warmer, the tastes of spring are now upon us. Here in New England, where the winters can be long, many will be eager to prepare food and drink that is suitable for warmer weather.
Here at Nico Boston, we are in the business of serving delicious Italian food and drink, so in today’s blog, we’ll be taking a look at the best Italian dishes for spring. If that sounds interesting, keep reading below!
Pasta al Limone
Though lemons are enjoyable in year-round cooking, most would agree that there is just something about the spring that accommodates its zesty and pleasant flavor. Pasta al Limone uses a satisfying blend of lemon, oil, and water, making for a truly delicious dish that will get you in the mood for spring. In addition to this, many agree that the sauce pairs best with spaghetti, though you can try it with any pasta shape of your choice. For great pasta al Limone recipes, click here!
To build off of lemon’s influence in Italian cooking, our pollo dish here at Nico features outstanding tastes of lemon and white wine, making for a thoroughly satisfying dish, served with whipped potatoes and grilled asparagus. See why our pollo entree deserves its spot on our menu by coming into Nico today!
Dishes with Asparagus
Asparagus has become a staple of Italian cooking, given the fact that it grows in great numbers throughout the Italian countryside. While many may not think of asparagus as the main feature of Italian dishes, it’s not to be dismissed during the spring season, when it is most fresh and flavorful. This spring, consider incorporating asparagus into your meals, especially your Italian-themed ones. For example, asparagus served with savory risotto has become a hit, often referred to simply as “asparagus risotto”, though you can come up with your own ideas for meals!
Looking for Italian Food in Boston? Visit us at Nico!
Nico Boston offers an expansive menu of delectable Italian entrees and a variety of quality wines. If you’re looking to pair a delicious meal with the perfect wine – Nico is your place! Give us a call today at (617) 742-0404 or make your reservation online. We look forward to serving you!