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The Red Accordion opened earlier in the February 2019, taking over the old location of Forkhill Bistro, The Fat Badger and Le Gavroche on Alberni Street. To be honest, I had to visit this location since Le Gavroche days when it started becoming underwhelming. And…
Autostrada Osteria is a casual osterie on Main Street, Vancouver between East 32nd and 33rd. The Co-Owner and Head Chef come from La Quercia, founder of La Pentola and co-owner of Cinara. The menu focuses on quality ingredients, fresh handmade pasta and few regional wines. The 30 seater room is tiny and you will often feel like you are “sharing” a table with the people to the left and right of you. I recommend making a reservation and requesting for the booth seat by the aisle.
The name “Autostrada” – is an expressway in Italy.
I came here with my University BFF to celebrate my birthday. To start, the creamiest and fluffiest burrata from Italy (MP) and house-baked daily Focaccia 6.
Caesar 13: To add a bit of green to our carbo-loaded evening, we opt for a Caesar salad with anchovies. Heavy on the salt.
Strozzapreti 21: duck and anchovy ragu.
Garganelli Con Salsiccia 22: Fennel sausage, peas and pecorino.
There is nothing more indulgent and comforting than fresh pasta over wine and good company! The portions are perfect without leaving you feeling stuffed and bloated.
Next time, order the classic cacio e pepe, consisting of Pecorino, black pepper and butter. You’re welcome!
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta
Mon 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
4811 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3R9
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I love a good spaghetti recipe. But this quick and easy pasta recipe requires almost no cooking at all! It is clean, simple, healthy yet packs incredibly with bursts of flavour thanks to the roasted tomato! I feel like this is the perfect dinner solution…
As the weather gets colder, I crave hearty, stew like dishes. Chicken Cacciatore is the perfect rustic poultry-vegetable ‘hunter’s stew.’ Making chicken cacciatore is super easy and it pairs great with rice, grains or pasta. And I love that it is filled with lots of…
Over the years, Famoso Italian Pizzeria + Bar has been offering Italian dishes and Neapolitan pizza in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and other Canadian cities. We love their authentic Naples pizza – a thin, crisp crust, soft centre and fresh 100% Canadian cow’s milk mozzarella. Few days ago we got to try their new menu now available in Metro Vancouver (Commercial Drive and Guildford Town Centre), soon to be available at all locations across Canada. Here’s a sneak peek and a chance to win $100 Gift Card and a jar of Campania tomato sauce!
Starting the evening off right with some tasty appetizers:
Baked Garlic Shrimp: skillet style shrimp, garlic oil and Grana Padano with rustic crostini.
Pork + Veal Ricotta Meatballs: Super juicy meatballs over Authentico tomato sauce, Grana Padano, ricotta, extra virgin olive oil and served with garlic flatbread.
Spanish Chorizo & Polenta: Oven roasted spicy chorizo sausage served with creamy Mascarpone hand milled polenta and portobello mushrooms.
Sandwiches: Perfect for those craving something lighter or in a hurry.
- Chicken Pesto Artichoke: Oven roasted marinated chicken breast, pesto, melted Provolone, warm peppers and artichoke, arugula on a crispy grilled focaccia.
- Brooklyn Deli (Wiseguy): Oven crackling baguette, balsamic, olive oil, prosciutto, soppressata, capicola, Provolone, romaine, vine tomatoes and Italian drizzle.
Rigatoni Bolognese: Simple homestyle Italian meat sauce, Grana Padano and served with garlic bread.
What is Grano Padano? Grando Padamo is a hard, slow-ripened, semi-fat, cow’s-milk cheese from Italy, comparable to Parmigiano Reggiano.
Fettuccine Pesto Primavera: Creamy garlic, olive oil, basil and Grana Padano.
Chicken Parmigiana: Forno roasted breaded chicken breast, Authentico Pomodoro, Provolone, Parmesan and linguine. Perfect toddler & kids meal that they’ll love to eat!
Il Diablo Pizza: Served individual or family size. This thin crusted pizza is made with authentic Campania tomato sauce, fresh fior di latte, smoked Mozzarella, red and green peppers, roasted mushrooms and a Forno Roasted Chorizo sausage and finished with a drizzle of house-made chili oil.
Famoso Campania Tomato Sauce: For the sixth year, Famoso Pizzeria is partnering with Mealshare to help end youth hunger in #Canada, one jar of tomato sauce at the time. 🍅 🍝 From today through December 31, 2018, for every jar of Campania sauce purchased, meals will be provided to Canadian youth in need right in the community in which the sauce was sold. Get yours today at your nearest Famoso Pizzeria!
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ABOUT FAMOSO NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA
They are known for their Naples style pizzas using authentic ingredients to create their Neapolitan pizzas.
- TOMATOES are imported from Campania. Hand-mill them before the oven caramelizes them to perfection.
- FIOR-DI-LATTE is 100% Canadian cow’s milk mozzarella. Invented in Naples, this cheese is rich and creamy.
- BASIL is hand-torn and is the Italian herb topping on many dishes.
- FLOUR is highly refined and low-gluten, making for easy digestion and endless enjoyment. ‘00’ Flour produces an amazingly soft yet crispy pizza crust.
- PIZZAS are hand-tossed by our expert team of Pizzaiolos – pizza-makers trained by Famoso’s certified founders – then fired in an authentic bell-shaped oven imported from Italy for 90 seconds at 900ºF.
Famoso Italian Pizzeria + Bar
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Mon 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sun 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
1380 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X6
Phone: (604) 251-2292
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Rosa’s Cucina Italiana is a tiny Italian restaurant in Port Moody on 2331 Clarke Street. This local Cucina is a classic mom and pop shop that offers homemade pasta. Unfortunately, well, it is just that, “homemade” – and not particularly gourmet. In a small market…
Vancouver International Wine Festival‘s Winery Dinners took place last night at Yew Seafood and Bar at the Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel. The Italian Dinner was featured Castello di Gabbiano‘s winemaker Frederico Cerelli for a night of exceptional Italian wines and west coast cuisine.
- Pinot Grigio 2015: Crisp, dry and refreshing with flavours of green apple, citrus, and tropical fruits.
- Dark Night IGT Toscana 2016: Intense notes of ripe red berry fruit and sweet spices, coffee and chocolate.
- Chianti Classico Riserva 2015: Full ruby color with excellent fruity notes on a sweet and spicy background. Vigorous body. Excellent tannins.
- Bellezza Gran Selezione 2012: Bright notes of cherry and blackberry with spice and vanilla.
- Alleanza IGT 2011: Intense red with black pepper, cloves and ripe fruit. Luscious tannins and toasty oak notes.
Featured Dinner Menu:
- Salmon Gravlax: Toasted rye crumbs, cucumber, fennel and lime sorbet
- Roaster Sweetbreads: Carrots, puffed quinoa, foie gras snow
- Spiced Lamb Ravioli: Harissa and Farro
- Honey Roasted Duck: Celeriac puree, golden beets, mushrooms, 5 spice jus
- Triple Cream Truffle Cheese: Poached pear, hazelnut crumble
I was invited by Vancouver International Wine Festival for a menu tasting.
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June is Italian Heritage Month. As a celebration to Mangia! Vancouver Cibo Trattoria has curated a special three course menu for $38 per person. The menu is selection is well rounded and offers a good mix of vegetables, protein and pasta choices.
Insalata Caprese: To start, we ordered this classic Italian salad with mozzarella di bufula, tomato, arugula and aged balsamico. I love how clean and fresh the ingredients are. Another Primi option was minstrone with nettle pesto and crispy ceci beans.
Bistecca: Never have we had second thoughts about the secondi – grilled beef flat iron, salsa verde, tomato conserva, black garlic bagna cauda. Tender and perfectly cooked.
Tiramisu “Cibo”: deconstructed tiramisu with molten chocolate brownie nubs, marsala and espresso bitters.
For those dining with friends and family, you all do not need to order the same Mangia! set menu. If you please you can also pick from their a la carte menu like we did and share everything!
Pacific Octopus 14: marinated in preserved lemon and smoky chilies. Served with new potatoes and almonds. Refreshing and ever so tender.
Tagliatelle alla Bolognese 20: One of my favorite pastas from Cibo is this slow cooked pork and beef ragu filled with tomato and parmigiano-reggiano.
I’m so glad I got to try this new menu before baby arrives. We’re all looking forward to a new season and the upcoming Fall Menu!
Mon 7:00 am – 10:30 pm
Tue 7:00 am – 10:30 pm
Wed 7:00 am – 10:30 pm
Thu 7:00 am – 10:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sun 7:00 am – 10:30 pm
900 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L9
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