Thursday, April 14, 2016

Ames IA: +39 Restaurant, Market & Cantina

My Iowa State friends treated me to a wonderful dinner at +39. It's in one of the newer section of Ames. The room is bright and airy. The owners are Italian and that shows through in both the food and service.

I started with a Caesar salad. The dressing was light and delicate.

For my main course, I had to order the pork---this is Iowa, after all. The Valdostana is a breaded pork cutlet, pounded thin for tenderness. The pork was succulent and moist. The breading was crisp but not overly so---it was tender in a very comforting way.

Italian kitchens are famous for their desserts. I loved this wonderful jam-filled cake. I couldn't finish it, of course, but I did manage to save some for breakfast.

+39 Restaurant, Market, & Cantina

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