Gallery: Lambarama at Locanda Verde

Fava Bean Bruschetta on Prosciutto Bread
Fava Bean Bruschetta on Prosciutto Bread
Lamb Sweet Bread Crostini with Ramps
Lamb Sweet Bread Crostini with Ramps
Pickled Lamb Tongue with Chickpeas
Pickled Lamb Tongue with Chickpeas
Lamb Meatball Minestrone
Lamb Meatball Minestrone

This was an incredible soup.

Stracci with Milk-Braised Lamb Shoulder and Smoked Pecorino
Stracci with Milk-Braised Lamb Shoulder and Smoked Pecorino

Carmellini makes some of the best fresh pasta in the city, and this dish manages to make braised lamb taste light.

Side of Spring Vegetables
Side of Spring Vegetables

Beautifully glazed with lemon zest.

Lamb Rollatini with Anchovies and Lamb Neck Salad
Lamb Rollatini with Anchovies and Lamb Neck Salad

The lamb neck salad was the best part of the dish.

Rack of Lamb with Aleppo Pepper, Roasted Garlic, and Honey
Rack of Lamb with Aleppo Pepper, Roasted Garlic, and Honey
Spiced Baby Lamb Ribs with Cumin Yogurt
Spiced Baby Lamb Ribs with Cumin Yogurt

The only non-successful dish of the evening. The spices and heavy smoke overpowered everything.

Leg of Lamb Baked in Bread
Leg of Lamb Baked in Bread

Carmellini brought out the loaf of bread which he carved tableside.

Reveal
Reveal

The lamb leg, with the bread crust cut open. This smelled awesome.

Plated
Plated

And here it is after being carved in the kitchen. The bread was made into a panzanella salad, and was the best part of the dish. Perfectly crusty, with an incredible lamby aroma.

Braised Lamb Shanks with Saffron Risotto
Braised Lamb Shanks with Saffron Risotto
Sheep's Milk Ricotta Panna Cotta with Rhubarb
Sheep's Milk Ricotta Panna Cotta with Rhubarb

Extraordinary in texture—none of the jell-o like texture problem that plagues most panna cotta.