I was so impressed with the overall trendy look of the place, I decided to come back a few weeks later to check out their restaurant. It is right off of the lobby, and also sports a very unique look, with a rustic charm that includes both vintage and retro accessories. The restaurant is managed by 2014 James Beard Award finalist Giorgio Bakastias (who also happens to be the Executive Chef). We sat down in a quiet spot and enjoyed the ambiance while we looked at the menu. I noticed immediately that most of the dishes have influences from the Mediterranean, with an inspiration of Latin flavors. The ingredients are locally sourced, and they follow a slow food movement in the preparation of their food.
We started the evening with Vintro Kitchen's Artisanal Bread and House Marinated Olives, along with a glass of champagne. It was an excellent way to begin the Mediterranean adventure. While looking at the menu, the first thing that jumped out at me were the Croquettes. The popular appetizer consisted of Goat Cheese, Prosciutto and Vegetable Croquettes. Now you know these little circular flavor bursts are my friends, so we ordered them to see Vintro's take on these delicacies.
|Artisanal Breads and Hand Marinated Olives|
|Goat Cheese, Prosciutto and Vegetable Croquettes|
The staff at Vintro Kitchen is unbelievable, and made us feel right at home from beginning to end. If you haven't paid this charming, friendly spot a visit, I recommend you do.
For more information, visit their website or for reservations, call 305-674-9200.