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Zucca-licious indeed!

Derksen | Apr 4, 2006 02:45 PM

In a debate last night between 5 Doors North and Zucca, we opted with Zucca.

The prix fixe is $22-$24 per person, so we thought we'd give it a try. The prix fixe consists of a mixed green salad, any pasta and any desert. Quite a deal if you ask me. We ordered some sparkling water as we perused the menu. An amuse arrived (unexpected for a prix fixe). It was a potato tart - much like a light potato bread with a little rosemary. Quite nice.

The salads were brought out. A simple salad with mixed greens, a light balsamic vinaigrette, some small radishes and red onion. For the mains, the SO had the pasta special. It was a large tube like pasta filled with ricotta, asparagus puree and.... not too sure, I was too much into my meal. I had the squid ink pasta with shrimps, scallops, and calamari. It had a nice light EVO, white wine tomato sauce. The fresh pasta was great. An easily discernable difference from 'fresh' store bought pasta.

For desert we tried the chestnut flour crepes and the hazelnut meringue. The crepes were served with mascarpone, bittersweet dark chocolate, dandelion honey and some fresh berries. They were delicious. The honey was very subtle but mmm, was it good. The SO preferred her meringue. I tried it, but I liked mine better. I can't give a fair review on the meringue, but I do agree it was good.... just not as good as the crepes.

Overall a great meal with excellent service. 2 prix fixe meals, 1 bottle of sparkling water, 2 glasses of wine $95 including tax and tip. We will be back!!

Link: http://www.zuccatrattoria.com/

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