Surprise! You’ve just been kissed! And whether you’re a gal who has fantasized about kissing Channing Tatum, Ryan Gosling, Dave Franco (personal fave) or if you’re a guy who has been dreaming of locking lips with Bella Thorne or Gigi Hadid or whoever your fantasy is – know this – Baciami in Boynton Beach is named after the word “kiss,” and once you experience their food, you will definitely question which of those you want to lock your lips on.
Just like an insanely passionate kiss, my meal started off with a bang from their flatbreads, and just like with the right kissing partner, you have to choose your personal preference. I dove right in to the Prosciutto (Parma prosciutto, baby arugula, drizzle of lemon, evoo, shaved Romano) and “The Works” (meatball, sausage, eggplant, fire roasted red peppers, mozzarella). This is pizza made with love, and you will want to make love to each and every bite. Enjoy, indulge, but keep yourself ready for more – because Baciami is just warming up.
……..Because you definitely have to keep your heart and your stomach open for the Stuffed Mushrooms! Sausage, broccoli rabe, sharp provolone – these mushrooms are full of more surprises than an episode of Game of Thrones. Except no one ends up dead, unless you’re a basic bitch who “can’t even” and you just “omg I die” over dishes as good as this.
If all that was just the “first kiss” level, then ya might wanna get a hotel room, because things are about to get really intimate with their Cutting Board. Cheese. Meat. AND the perfect accompaniments. I hope you’ve ordered a good glass of wine to go with this by now – because Baciami has a great selection, and this platter deserves to be washed down with something romantic.
Eating Italian without going for a baked parmesan is like eating a fortune cookie without reading the fortune – how will you ever know if your dreams are going to come true? I can tell you that they WILL once you bite in to their Eggplant Parmesan. I’ll take this time to let you that the owners are straight up New York Italians and they know what they are doing when it comes to a dish like this. There’s not too many things that you can trust in nowadays (politics, online dating and going in to Target with the intention of buying just one thing to name a few), but you can trust that this is a dish you won’t regret.
If you want to slow things down (it’s getting heavy at this point isn’t it??) I definitely recommend the Shrimp Oregenato – plump, juicy shrimp with grilled white beans, escarole, and served with Italian bread. I honesty spent 7 minutes in heaven (maybe more) devouring this dish, and not only was the shrimp a highlight, but I really enjoyed the escarole too as it was so nicely marinated.
Baciami has so many dishes to choose from, but when it came down to entrees, I had to go with the Grilled Jumbo Scallops. They’re served with creamy asparagus risotto and topped with a swiss crisp, and as a known cheater (in games, not relationships!), if I were playing Spin The Bottle, I would rig it so that it would land on these babies (I’m really trying to go with this kiss theme if you can’t tell). Not every chef can nail a perfectly seared scallop, but in continuing with the kiss theme, this was like rounding the bases and hitting a homerun. Every component made each bite better than the next, and while you wouldn’t normally choose seafood in an Italian restaurant, I can highly recommend that you do, because you’ll without a doubt start to look like the heart face emoji after eating this.
And of course, the fastest way to a girl’s heart, besides a Louis Vuitton, is chocolate – and dessert at Baciami does not disappoint. It’s like playing Spin the Bottle with the cast of Magic Mike – no matter what you land on, you can’t go wrong. Whether it’s Tiramisu, or their homemade cannolis, cheesecake or carrot cake, any of these dishes are a guaranteed homerun. So save room, because when you start out with a kiss, you need a happy ending (minds out of the gutter, please.)
Go to Baciami. It will be like having your first kiss all over again. And if your first kiss was just as awkward as mine, two camp kids in braces being forced in to it from a Truth or Dare game, then guess what – your new memory definitely promises to be MUCH better.
*** I received complimentary noms in exchange for this post, however, you cannot bribe me with food, so all opinions are my own.