Brocciuloni is beef filets pounded and stuffed with salami, Italian sausage, peas, eggs, provolone and asiago braised in tomato sauce.
Yes. You read that right. It's meat stuffed with meat and more meat and some cheese thrown in for good measure.
I mean, c'mon on! Ridiculous, right? This sounds like something to watch Adam Richman eat 14 of or something on TV.
And if Adam could eat 14 of these little rolls, he'd be a very lucky man because ... it's delicious! And a good value too.
I've lived a few miles from Balistreri's Bluemound Inn for many years, but have only eaten there a handful of times and last night was the first time in years. Right now the place is well decorated for Christmas and has a nice, warm cozy feel. We ate our dinner at the bar; it was a little clumsy, but we preferred the ambiance there to the dining room -- not that the dining room was poor, but the bar was a glowing and warm social environment.
My wife had the Linguine Carbonara: crispy pancetta, shallots, garlic, white wine cream sauce finished with egg yolk and parmesan reggiano.
Sounds good, doesn't it?
I've traveled a lot lately and, thus, dined alone. The nice thing about dining with a significant other is--if they'll let you--you get to try their food too! The flavor of my wife's carbonara was very different than my plate of meaty, cheesy, tomatoey goodness, but it was equally as tasty.
Balistreri's Bluemound Inn is a very relaxed place to dine with good food at a respectable value. I will NOT wait years to dine there again. In fact, I'm kind of in the mood for their Tortellini Ai Salsicce In Brodo tonight! ;)