Last night I got the chance to hit the cold opening for the Cotto Enoteca Pizzaria right across the street from my house. I have been excited about this place opening once I started stalking their fb page, twitter and the head chefs, Alex Tung's, blog. You go there you can see immediately why I was soo thrilled to try this place out. Not to mention, use it as a way for me to break into the Vancouver restaurant blogging world.
Hubby and I got all dressed up... well I got all dressed up, of course in one of my signature dresses and we picked a table out on the patio, of course right beside their potted herb garden. Amazing and it even served as a "lap area" for the children there lol. I really loved that little aspect.
Our waitress came around and I jumped right in on their Limone Cosmopolitan (made from their house made limoncello), by the way I really want them to sell that stuff by the bottle omg!!, which was to DIE FOR. Oh my goodness I haven't had a cocktail so yummy and it wasn't too sweet which I LOVED. I hate really sweet drinks, never work out for me, this was perfectly balanced and delicious. It wasn't the only one I tried either but I did go back to it at the end of the dinner cause I just HAD to have another. As I tweeted, if I am not home I will most likely be across the street drinking one... a few... of these lol! Honestly I am wanting to go over there right now with both the kids just to have one again. I may hit the "corner store" this evening and sneak in for one... naughty me.
House made limoncello, Stolichnaya vodka, Prosecco, white cranberry juice
Crispy fried squid, marinated roma tomato, salsa verde
|as you can see I clearly deeply enjoyed my calamari|
House made meatballs, crispy bread crumbs, San Marzano tomato sauce, fried pizza dough
Fragoli wild strawberry liqueur, Prosecco, Tanqueray gin
Crown Royal, Stock Rosso, Luxardo maraschino liqueur, bitters
Anyways our main courses showed up and both of us nearly died. I mean dear lord, I even cheated on my vegetarian diet to snag a piece of that steak. Dear lord, I have no idea what kind of horrific leather I have been given at other places but nothing can be called steak after that. I think this cow was either massaged to death or poked to death by babies, honestly no need for teeth you could suck this. Oh my God, I am salivating just remembering it. And mr. picky pants HATES balsamic vinegar... ate the WHOLE thing. Again AMAZING, you HAVE to eat this, I can't stress this enough. In fact all my friends will be forced to eat here... just you wait buddies, just you wait!
Bistecca alla Toscana
Pemberton Meadows flatiron steak, arugula, grape tomato salad, Parmigiano-Reggiano, balsamico
Strozzapreti Gamberi Diavola
Prawns, Sicilian olives, capers, tomato, spicy whore’s sauce
|note that garnish is crispy basil... YUM!|
- Great restaurant, lovely outdoor area with herb garden, staff was super nice!
- Orgasmic food, and incredible cocktails, wine and beer selection.
- I really loved the vibe of the place, all smiles and the kids were all having a ball being there and eating.
- Nice and close to my house, not necessarily a perk for you but for me I LOVE IT.
- I really loved the work they went into making sure their staff had tasted all the food, really made the place stand out just that much more.
- my hubby loved the fact that they had grappa, he ended the night with a shot lol!