Cafe Prima Pasta Introduces Veg-Out Tuesdays
|Cafe Prima Pasta wants you to veg out.|
It could be the cool dark space that serves as a welcome respite from the harsh Florida sun, or it could be the simple and identifiable Italian food. You'll find no liquid nitrogen tanks in the kitchen. Instead, the menu features favorites like chicken parmigiana, lasagna, and spaghetti and meatballs. No wonder the restaurant was packed on a Tuesday evening with multi-generational groups dining on food everyone can agree on.
Cafe Prima Pasta is introducing a menu catering to vegetarians. Owner Gerardo Cea explained that many European customers came in requesting a lighter, more vegetarian-friendly menu. "I have a restaurant. I can do that." he told Short Order. The result comes in two parts.
First is a series of ala carte items featured on the menu. Zucchini friti ($9.95) is lightly salted and finished with a touch of lemon. Italian standards like risotto formaggio ($18.95), malanzane parmigiana ($12.95), fettuccini mama ($16.95), and whole wheat spaghetti primavera ($16.95) are served anytime.
On Tuesdays, the restaurant goes veg-wild with Veg-Out Tuesday. For $38.95 (excluding tax and gratuity) , vegetarians are offered a multi-course tasting menu, which includes a glass of wine or cocktail made with fresh fruit. Ladies are also offered a bellini. The menu rotates at the whim of chefs Arturo Cea and Carlos Belon. Our included a six-course menu that alternated between cold and hot dishes. Both menus will be offered through September.
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