Grilled Hearts of Romaine at Ventano Italian Grill and Seafood

This authentic Italian eatery’s specialty adds a smoky twist to the traditional Caesar. Hearts of romaine are lightly coated with olive oil and given a quick sear, leaving the lettuce with a sharp, grilled flavor. The dish is perfectly balanced with a topping of rich and creamy gorgonzola crumbles and a generous helping of paper-thin slices of imported prosciutto that seem to almost melt in your mouth. It’s a fulfilling lunch or a perfect starter to split with a friend. $10.50, 191 S. Arroyo Grande Blvd., Henderson, 944-4848.