259 E. 17th St,
CuisineType : Pizza, Vegetarian
Come join Avanti Cafe for some guilt-free dining with a 5-course dinner infused with chocolate. The courses are also vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.
The first course begins with a raw white gazpacho shooter with bitter choco cracker, and suggested wine pair Julian hard apple cider at $4 per glass; a second course of mesquite cacao roasted corn and apricot salad with creamy pepita drizzle, suggested wine pair Marqus de Caceres Dry Ros Spain $4 per glass. For the third course choose from a roasted organic poblano stuffed with herbed organic brown rice risotto and served with Berbere spiced sauce and toasted cacao nibs, (suggested wine pair Ercavio Tempranillo 2009 Spain $6 per glass); or summertime roasted vegetable polenta Napoleon with whole roasted garlic cloves, shallots, cherries and almonds with an organic cream sauce, lightly scented with mace and Julian hard cider chocolate garnish, (suggested wine pair Plungerhead Old Vine Zin 2010 California $6 per glass).
The fourth course features raw and vegan house made ‘cheez’ plate with sprouted almond blackberry cheez with barrel aged balsamic, oven dried organic savory and sweet strawberries, citrus roasted and chipotle chocolate dipped cippolini onion, (suggested wine pair Delas Cotes du Rhone white 2010 France $5 per glass). The fifth course is a cocoa and quinoa waffle with chocolate mousse and red grapes served with lightly roasted red plums stuffed with double chocolate sorbet. All wines by the bottle will be reduced 15% off; all draft beers $4 per glass.
$39 per person