La Pentola Tasting

Having dined at La Pentola previously, there were many new dishes that I wanted to try and did so on this visit.

 1st dish:

Souffle di parmigiano, zucchini crudo

Souffle di parmigiano, zucchini crudo

Souffle di parmigiano, zucchini crudo

2nd dish:

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad

3rd dish:

Polenta gnocchi, cheese fonduta, mushroom

Polenta gnocchi, cheese fonduta, mushroom

Polenta gnocchi, cheese fonduta, mushroom

4th dish:

Taglierini Bolognese

Taglierini Bolognese

Taglierini Bolognese

5th dish:

Halibut

Halibut

Halibut

6th dish:

Swiss chard, raisins, capers, pine-nuts

Swiss chard, raisins, capers, pine-nuts

Swiss chard, raisins, capers, pine-nuts

7th dish:

Mushroom trifolati

Mushroom Trifolati

Mushroom trifolati

8th dish:

Bunet Piedmontese

Bunet Piedmontese

Bunet Piedmontese

9th dish:

Deconstructed Tiramisu

Deconstructed Tiramisu

Deconstructed Tiramisu

My Take:

I loved each of the dishes, as well as the presentation. Although I had the Souffle di parmigiano, zucchini crudo on a previous visit, I found the outstanding dish to be more refined now. The Heirloom Tomato Salad was a house special that night celebrating the local bounty of these flavourful tomatoes and the presentation was art on the plate. The Polenta Gnocchi, cheese fonduta, mushroom was my favourite of the 2 pastas ordered. I found the Halibut to be perfectly cooked and seasoned. Both of the sides were delicious, the Mushrooms were divine as was the Swiss Chard with the raisins, capers, and pine-nuts combination. For dessert, both selections were outstanding, my personal favourite of the two was the Bunet Piedmontese.

La Pentola 

350 Davie St., Vancouver

Tel: 604-642-0557

Web: www.lapentola.ca

Twitter: @La_Pentola

By: Richard Wolak