I know some of you have gone and enjoyed Avanti Cafe's World Tuesday menu because ustedes have told me so. But no one has yet caught me so that I can pay for your $11.50, three-course international extravaganza. This month promises to be one of the best (but don't I say that every month?) because junior chefs Veronica and Bartosz are bringing in Africa to a county that never had the chance to hate African-Americans much because most had the sense not to move here. Anyways, the list:
Bart's SENEGAL Tuesday, March 3 (TODAY!!!) Peanut Tomato Soup Senegalese Stew over Millet Manadou's Banana Glaze
Veronica's LIBYA Tuesday, March 10 Marak Dar Marhzin Pumpkin stew Bureek turnovers Safra Semolina date cake
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Bart's ETHOPIA, Tuesday, March 17 Yemisir Shorba Red lentil soup Green bean & tomato Injera Coffee & coconut ice cream
Veronica's ANGOLA Tuesday, March 24 Angola vegetable soup Feijoadaon arroz verde Bean & green stew w/ green rice Concada Amarela Yellow coconut custard
Of these choices, only Ethiopia will remind locals of anything familiar, since the county's only African restaurants serve this cuisine (there was once a Nigerian buffet in Anaheim, but it stayed open for only a couple of months back in 2002). See you there trying to see me there!
Avanti Cafe, 159 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 548-2224; www.avantinatural.com