Bogue Sound Sunset

boguesound280You don't have to look very hard to find wonderful scenery here on the Crystal Coast. Today was another great late fall day.

It was warm enough for the air conditioners to come on late in the afternoon, but last night we slept with the windows open.

The White Oak looked to be be whipped up a little with some small whitecaps near the bridges in Swansboro.

Still it was a great day to be alive and enjoying the area. I didn't get a chance to get out in the kayak or the boat today, but I plan to remedy that tomorrow.

I guess having to spend the afternoon in the office can be forgiven once in a while. I got another great picture on the way home.

Trattoria comes to Swansboro

Late Sunday afternoon we were searching for new neighborhoods that might be of interest to real estate clients when we noticed the open sign in the building by Swansboro's park on the White Oak River.

We actually had stopped in a week ago when we saw them working on the Trattoria restaurant. At that time they told us they were going to have a limited menu before their scheduled grand opening on Friday, October 5.

Today when we saw the open sign, my wife immediately decided it was too late to go home to cook dinner, so we went to check out the area's newest eatery.

I ordered a bowl of Pasta Fagioli soup which turned out to be excellent especially when combined the delicious warm bread served with olive oil mixed with garlic. Also as an appetizer we ordered a single slice of pizza which turned out to a custom combination of fantastic olives, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, and sun dried tomatoes. It was excellent.

For our main course we had a few slices of Trattoria's White Pizza. The wonderful, crispy crust was brushed with olive oil and then covered with fresh Parmesan, Mozzarella, and Ricotta cheeses. We added spinach and Italian sausage. It was outstanding. I am looking forward to enjoying the rest of it for lunch one day.

We also got to taste a very decadent Cannoli from the dessert menu. Some of the other diners got salads which looked fantastic.

We are already confirmed customers and looking forward to enjoying our next meal at Trattoria. The prices were very reasonable.

It is always nice to get a new restaurant to enjoy during the winter.