There was a nice article from Carlos Acevedo in today's Des Moines Register.
Lemmo describes the partnership as an "amazing synergy." Lemmo brings his passion for the Italian cuisine of southern Italy and, of course, all the heirloom recipes passed to him through the generations. Meanwhile, Shires brings the polish of formal training and a "zen simplicity."
This dynamic is apparent throughout the menu.
Big news! The Des Moines Register Datebook just reviewed us and gave us 4.5 out of 5 stars! We're very proud and humbled to receive this praise and thank all of you for keeping what we do here alive. http://bit.ly/ScalaReview
Some of our favorite quotes: "...bonkers-good," "The pasta, stuffed with fresh tomato and ricotta, seemed to melt in my mouth," and "His new spring menu is a smorgasbord of fresh Calabrian delights."
Read the full review here: -->> http://bit.ly/ScalaReview
(Photo credit to Kelsey Kremer, The Des Moines Register)
We were very fortunate to host a wine dinner with some of Italy's best wine producers near the end of February. Beautiful experience with some fantastic dudes.