Sette Luna – Easton, PA

219 Ferry St, Easton, PA
Italian
http://setteluna.com

We spent two weekends in PA this summer, the first for Musikfest in Bethlehem and the second with my Dad in Allentown.  He suggested a lovely spot for Sunday Brunch before we headed back to the city.  Not sure what likelihood New Yorkers may have of taking a weekend trip to the Lehigh Valley (Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton), but you never know.  It is a nice getaway AND accessible by bus.

We planned an early Jazz Brunch at Sette Luna, then visited the Allentown Art Museum, which had a great show called ‘At the Edge:  The Art of the Fantastic’.  We arrived when they opened at 10:30 am and were the first to arrive.  This certainly beats dining on the street in NYC for a change of scenery! Next trip home, we’ll be re-visiting!

Our brunch was accompanied by the music of B. D. Lenz, a contemporary jazz Guitarist.  We really enjoyed it.  Check out the link!

We picked the seat of our choice and ordered up bloodies.  There was a ‘Bloody Sunday,’ which was served in a martini glass with pancetta garnish as well as a Bloody Caesar with clamato or just a classic bloody.  We were really psyched for the drinks, but when they arrived we were immediately disappointed.  There is one freshly squeezed juice never to use and that is tomato.  Our drinks were on the thin side with a lack of flavor and color.  The garnishes were great, but the drinks could have been so much more!

 Next up, we had our appetizers, which were all on the Specials of the Day menu.  My dad had the stuffed figs, which looked great.  Steve went with gazpacho and crabmeat and I got the octopus served with greens and capers.  I was overly critical, but I am standing by the flavors being good but my octopus being over handled and gooey as you can see from the photo.

For our main course, Steve & Denise had the Tuscan Benedict, which came with a side of grilled grapefruit.  My dad went with another daily special, the sausage and red pepper personal pizza and I had the clams.

TUSCAN BENEDICT
Our rendition on the classic…Poached eggs, House cured pancetta, sautéed Swiss chard, Wolferman’s muffins, Dad’s homefries and roasted citrus.
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VONGOLE 
Little neck clams, house-cured pancetta, chile and lecino olives
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Dad, Steve & Denise
Here is a shot I sneaked in at the museum…I am calling it ‘Escape from New York’
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