Summer Like an Italian in Vancouver

I was hoping to travel to Italy this Summer and as that didn’t materialize, I had a chance to Summer like an Italian with Kitchen Table Restaurants without leaving Vancouver while we visited 3 out of 10 of their Italian restaurants. Everyone who participates has a chance to win amazing prizes just for dining at any of their 10 Italian restaurants like the ones that we visited which were Caffe Super Veloce, Carlino Restaurant and Motoretta Gelato.

We started the day at Caffe Super Veloce where we got super charged up, we both had the

Carro Veloce (espresso, oak milk and mct powder) iced for Richard, hot for Lawrence. We then tried a selection of their protein enriched donuts which are called Pronuts, we had all of the flavours and my favourites were the vanilla cherry, chocolate pistachio, followed by the plain chocolate and chocolate coconut. We also tried both bars, the tasty Chocolate bounty bar and Protein bar.

From there it was a 10 minute walk over to Carlino Restaurant where we visited for lunch.

This is such a lovely restaurant and one of my favourites for Italian cuisine, here Chef Isaac Ko started us off with some of his tasty savoury tarts.

We started off with the popular Insalata di Cavolo Nero; followed by the Sea bass Crudo.

Both the Halibut with bottarga cream, tuscan kale, zucchini; and the Salmone al tartufo Nero with black truffle crusted salmon, ricotta gnocchi, zucchini; were outstanding.

Afterwards we devoured a couple of pasta dishes, the Francoboli with beef cheeks with bone marrow sauce; as well as the Capunti Verde with morels.

We finished off with their delicate Cannoli and their traditional Tiramisu.

On to the 3rd and final stop for the day, it was a 10 minute walk over to Motoretta Gelato.

Here Salvatore and his team make the most delicious gelato, sorbetto and granita and we tried some of each.

I had the Sicilian almond gelato and the Pistachio sorbetto; Lawrence had the Mango sorbetto and Cantaloupe melon sorbetto.

We then both tried their new refreshing Lemon granita and Blueberry granita.

Remember to have your passport stamped at each of the places which will enable you to have a chance to win some awesome prizes including a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Italy. This tasty promo ends on September 21, the summer isn’t over yet, with our hot days there is still time to dine at Kitchen Table Restaurants which also includes Ask for Luigi, Bacaro, Di Beppe, Farina a Legna, Giovane Caffe, Mercato di Luigi, and Pizzeria Farina.

Guests who share their experiences on social media, tagging @kitchentablerestaurants with the hashtag #SummerLikeAnItalian, will have the chance to win weekly prizes. Those who collect a minimum of 6 stamps will also be entered to win one of three grand prizes:

A once-in-a-lifetime trip to Italy, including a five-day tour package and cooking class experience with Chef Alessandro Riccobono.

A luxurious overnight stay at the Shangri-La Vancouver, paired with a $250 gift card to Carlino.

A $500 gift card to Kitchen Table’s family of restaurants.

All you need to do is ask any of the restaurants for a passport to get started.

By: Richard Wolak