I'm a constant at OC Weekly Best of 2008 Best Restaurant Avanti Cafe's World Tuesday, when the restaurant's junior chefs Veronica and Bartosz pick a culinary theme for a month and then take turns preparing a three-course (soup, entree, dessert) dinner. December is the islands of Europe--here's the lineup:
Bart's KRK ISLAND, Croatia
Tuesday, December 2
Bean, Potato & Sauerkraut Soup
Parsley Walnut Pesto & Roasted Tomato Mini Pizza
Waffle w/ Sour Cherry Compote
Veronica's MAJORCA, España
Tuesday, December 9
Majorcan Soup - cabbage & bread soup
Tumbet- eggplant stew
Flaó - cream cheese mint tart
Bart's SARDINA, Italy
Tuesday, December 16
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Bean Tomato Soup w/ Fennel
Semolinia Gnocchi w/ Marinara
Almond Nugat Bar
This smorgasbord of yummys cost $9.50 for lunch, $11.50 for dinner!
How do you get a free dinner? Easy--I'll be there at 7pm today on the spot. First person to ask me to buy them this dinner gets it; second one gets a free dessert. That simple--food stalkers of the world, unite!
Avanti Cafe, 259 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 548-2224