We began our evening with the celebration of the Great Easter Vigil at St Luke’s and the Epiphany. What a great service by candlelight. Afterwards, we strolled over to Varalli on Broad Street at Locust Street (www.varalliusa.com). We arrived around 9:30pm and were seated immediately next to a cool waterfall feature. Our server, Joe, came over to tell us that some of the menu items had sold out for the evening and explained to us a few specials they were offering. We started with cocktails. I, of course, had the usual and Al had a Yuengling. Fresh made bread crusted with parmesan, olive oil dipping and creamy butter was brought over. I started with a delicious shrimp appetizer. Jumbo shrimp sautéed with garlic, Sorrento lemon-infused olive oil, capers, tomato and herbs. Al ordered the calamari ceci crust, baby artichokes, arugula, tomatoes and lemon herb aioli. For our entrees, I had the lobster ravioli saffron pasta filled with lobster and mascarpone cheese in a mushroom, tomato cream sauce with grape tomatoes. Al had sea bass sautéed with grilled asparagus, fingerling potatoes and Sicilian pesto drizzle. Al had another Yuengling with his dinner. I opted for only one cocktail. Everything was delicious. I think the ravioli could have been cooked another minute or so. Al cleaned both of his plates. We also had a birthday promo certificate. We award Varalli 4 out of 5 Diva Crowns! Bon Appetit!
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