New Dishes Tasting at Cafe Il Nido

Visited Café il Nido last week to taste some new dishes on their spring new menu.

1st Dish:

Prawns Gamberoni

Prawns Gamberoni sautéed in olive oil, with chili flakes on a bed of avocado puree

2nd Dish:

Funghi

Funghi – field & forest mushrooms w/ truffle lemon oil & thyme

3rd Dish:

Butternut Squash Tortellini

Butternut Squash Tortellini with walnut marjoram pesto and ricotta cheese

4th Dish:

Caprese on grilled soda bread

Caprese on grilled soda bread w/ vine tomatoes, Fior di latte cheese

5th Dish:

Bison in a peppercorn sauce

Bison in a peppercorn sauce perfectly seasoned with vegetables

6th Dish:

Butternut squash Agnalotti

 Lobster stuffed agnelotti served with red pepper, almonds in tarragon cream sauce

7th Dish:

Blood Orange Sorbetto

House made Blood Orange Sorbetto

My take:

Loved the flavours and presentation of the Prawns Gamberoni sautéed in olive oil, with chili flakes along with the texture of the bed of avocado puree. The Caprese on grilled soda bread w/ vine tomatoes, Fior di latte cheese was nice and light and an alternative to a salad version. My favourite of the pasta dishes was the Lobster stuffed agnelotti served with red pepper, almonds in tarragon cream sauce. The House made Blood Orange Sorbetto was a refreshing finish after a Delish meal!

Café Il Nido is located at 780 Thurlow Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-685-6436

Full Dinner Menu: http://www.cafeilnido.net/Menu/dinner-menu.html

Twitter: @cafeilnido

By: Richard Wolak