|Silver Christmas deco at our table :)|
surprised the Urbanspoon rating isn't significantly higher. We've dined at various times for lunch and dinner, as well spent the last two Christmas's there...and have only great experiences to report on!
|My Gingerbread man!|
The complimentary herb pizza was most welcome when it arrived at the table shortly after we sat down, we munched away while sipping on our glasses of Wild River Chardonnay ($32/bottle).
Shawn's father ordered the 1/2 dozen freshly shucked oysters (served natural) and couldn't stop raving about how beautiful they were! All wonderfully fresh, tasty, and eaten very quickly!
|Punjabi Indian Curry|
All our mains were well presented, and with the exception of Shawn's, on very large plates. It's amazing how much can be crammed on a single table!
It all worked though, and Shawn's main meal was the most nontraditional of all: Punjabi Indian chicken curry with basmati rice and naan bread. If you follow our blog at all, you'll realize we're huge fans of Indian, and are even accomplished in cooks in the cuisine. Our high regard for Va Tutto's flavours, and our love of Indian is what made Shawn pick this dish. The curry was softly infused with Punjabi spices, meaning it was just exotic enough to satisfy curry fans, but not too bold or spicy to scare off the locals. The rice was soft and naan crunchy. Very pleased!
Shawn's father had the slow braised lamb shank, but for the life of me I can't remember what accompanied it. Have a look and let me know if you know what it's sitting on! ha! Regardless, as I was speaking with Shawn's father, he touched his fork to the shank, and the meat simply fell off. Literally, it just fell off and his eyes widened with the excitement of what delicate deliciousness awaited him! It goes without saying, the dish was completely enjoyed!
|Pumpkin & Ricotta Ravioli|
|Ice Cream Sandwich|
|Sticky Date Pudding|
Overall, a wonderful day & great meal! As I said at the start of this review, Va Tutto have always provided us with amazing dining experiences - both in the quality of food and service. If you haven't been, take our word for it, and go!