Saturday, June 07, 2008
It's been a long time since I visited Vasco so it was time for an update. The comfortable interior is still the same, and the service this time around was fabulous. There was a comfortable buzz rather than loud echoes this time around, which works better for my father with his hearing aids.
Dad and I started with some colorful vegetables which had been cornmeal battered and flash fried, accompanied by some smooth aoli. The crunch of the cornmeal was a welcome texture contrasted with the usual wheat based types, and I don't think it absorbs as much oil. It's a nice choice for an appetizer.
With the wonderful summer weather, we thought salads would be a refreshing next course, so Dad enjoyed a mixed green salad.
While I enjoyed the asparagus salad which had tender grilled asparagus with roasted red peppers and a thin shaving of Parmesan. This was colorful and delicious too.
And we can't say enough good things about this rustic vegetarian pizza, cooked in the wood burning oven. The crackly crust was fabulous paired with thickly sliced eggplant, red onion, mushrooms, sweet red peppers and juicy tomatoes. It had just a smattering of mozzarella to set it off. We had a great meal and a great time at Vasco's!
June 30, 2005