Ligurian-inspired cuisine in the heart of the West End rises to the season with house-made meals from local harvests.
Fresh on the heels of a successful first summer in its new West End location, Adesso Bistro unveiled a brand new dinner menu this week, just in time for autumn’s arrival. In addition, ‘Neighbourhood Nights’ and bookings made through the online reservation service, OpenTable, offer unbeatable dining deals to guests visiting in the early evening hours.
The restaurant’s cuisine – inspired by Italy’s Liguria region, known for pesto, focaccia, and seafood fare – makes an effortless seasonal switch to heartier fare. Nestled in the West End, Adesso’s location offers primo viewing of vibrant fall foliage and in the cozy garden-level space, guests can ward off autumn’s chill with warm and inviting multi-course meals.
From the ‘Stuzzicchini’ (light bites and antipasto) menu, sample dishes such as Suppli (crisp croquettes of risotto, prosciutto and mozzarella over sweet pepperonata) and Pizza Tartufo (black truffle fonduta, new potatoes, onions and house-made unsmoked bacon). Enticing entrées include Braised Lamb Shanks served with artichokes and white beans, Roasted Sablefish marinated in marsala, and Cornish Hen with chestnuts and black truffles. Pasta, from Tagliatelle to Pansotti, is complemented with a variety of tasty accompaniments, from Berkshire pork to wild mushrooms, fresh seafood to sage butter.
“Seasonality plays a huge role in our food philosophy here at Adesso,” says Executive Chef Sean Sylvestre. “As our namesake literally translates into ‘Now‘ in Italian, we are always looking to feature ingredients that are in-season and at their peak, flavour-wise.”
Linger over for dessert by Pastry Chef Jason Pitschke, who showcases delicacies such as Monte Bianco (chestnuts, mousse, cocoa meringue, vanilla ice cream), braised apples in caramel with sorbet, and poached pears in maple topped with ginger ice cream.
View Adesso’s full autumn menu, HERE.
Start the week off on a high note. Monday through Wednesday, from 5 to 6:30 pm, for the entire month of October, Adesso will offer a selection of delectable and complimentary (with the purchase of any menu or bar item) antipasto bites to guests. Dishes will vary each day but could include savoury snacks such as Terrine of Berkshire Pork, Bruschetta, thin-crust Pizzas, and more!
Diners hungry for deals, who are ‘plugged-in’ with OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation service, will click with Adesso Bistro’s ‘1000 Points’ promotion. Guests who make reservations at the restaurant through OpenTable, seven nights a week from 5 to 6:30 pm, plus Friday and Saturday from 8:30 to 10 pm, receive 1000 dining points (the equivalent of $13) to spend at Adesso. Talk about being connected!
About Adesso Bistro
A Ligurian-concept restaurant owned by Carol Gadsby and Luciano Loi, Adesso Bistro is now open in its new space at 1906 Haro Street. While the menu showcases traditional cuisine from Italy’s Liguria region, Adesso Bistro’s culinary philosophy focuses on food made with love, tradition and soul – utilizing healthy, local and organic ingredients bursting with natural flavours. Formerly located in Kitsilano, the restaurant relocated to Vancouver’s vibrant and scenic West End neighbourhood in May 2010. Adesso Bistro is open daily from 5 pm, seven days a week. Brunch service is available on Sunday, from 11 am – 3 pm.