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Wrought Iron Grill’s Caprese Pasta

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The Wrought Iron Grill ensnares unsuspecting visitors to Owosso with lavish gourmet offerings and a lengthy wine selection. When traveling to Shiawassee County to see an Owosso Community Players production at the nearby Lebowski Center, a stop is always tempting. When the playhouse offered a 10-percentoff coupon with its print-at-home tickets, the choice was no choice at all.

On my last visit, I chose the stylish eatery’s Caprese Pasta. It was served in a bowl large enough to accommodate an open hand, filled with three colors of bow-tie pasta — white, beige, and green — topped with halved ripe grape tomatoes.

Liberal slices of fresh mozzarella were layered throughout the mixture. The cheese was thick, chewy and semi-melted, neither soft nor bland. The dish was embellished with shreds of real Parmesan cheese. I asked for an extra sprinkle at the table.

What made the Caprese Pasta far from pedestrian was the Wrought Iron Grill’s unique basil pesto cream sauce that coats every bit of the entrée. The extraordinary sauce is flavorful and not soupy. Cooked leaves of garden-fresh basil took firm and splendid charge of the flavor. The price was $17.99 — but that was before applying the discount.

The Wrought Iron Grill 317 S. Elm St., Owosso Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Sun: Noon-8 p.m. (989) 472-9025 wroughtirongrill.com

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