Menu Tasting @ Alimento Fine Food Emporium

A few months back, Stella (@foodieyu) from Foodjunkiechronicles.net invited me to a menu tasting at Bar Mozza inside Alimento Fine Food Emporium along King street West. Alimento Find Food Emporium is actually an Italian “grocery store” that focuses on mainly selling fine Cheese. On the other side of this store is a gorgeous space for the dining section, Bar Mozza, where we had a little menu tasting! Thank you for inviting me =)

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One of the staff members gave us a thorough Cheese tour – she walked us through every section of the store and gave us some samples as we walked around.

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Back to the dining section! This was our bread the start. I personally thought this was a bit messy (& sticky) to eat but the bread was moist and everything that was drizzled on top was a delightful addition in terms of the flavour profiles.

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Tagliere di Formaggi (Large – $21.00 / Small – $16.00)

  • Mixed selection of cheeses and cured meat served with crostini and pickled vegetables
  • Just look at the presentation of this charcuterie board!
  • They offered a remarkable dainty selection of flavours: mortadella, prosciutto, soppressata
  • It was a pleasant experience eating our way around the board!

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Orecchiette Alla Contadina ($15.00)

  • Orecchiette pasta with spicy sausage, rapini, thinly sliced onions and olive oil 
  • The Orechhiette were a little bland for me not much flavours going on though it was quite oily. The spicy sausages were a bit chewy.

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Funghi ($15.00)

  • Fior di Latte, Gorgonzola, Portobello and Cremini Mushrooms
  • Their thin crust is incredible. Before this, I never was really a fan of mushroom OR thin crust but after having eating this – man. I always crave for thin crust pizzas.
  • The mushrooms were cooked well and infused into the pizza. I hate crusts but finished it here without noticing I did. Good sign eh? =)

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Papparadelle Al Coniglio ($15.00)

  • Pappardelle pasta in white wine braised rabbit sauce with Parmigiano cheese and swisschard 
  • To my surprise, there was an abundance of braised rabbit to go around the pasta
  • Leaning towards the dry side but better flavours than the  Orechhiette

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Ippoglosso In Padella ($31.00)

  • Poached halibut served with shrimps and scallops on a bed of cauliflower pure with caramelized Cipolline onions and cauliflowers
  • Our final entree of the night took quite a bit of time to come out – nonetheless, the scallops were seared perfectly, everything on the plate put well together – I thought the cauliflower pure was the perfect garnish to the plate

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Dessert 

  • Cheesecake, chocolate tart, and chocolate ball infused with coconut filling
  • Last but not least, the staff had put together an assortment of desserts on a board for us! Because we didn’t look at the dessert menu, I’m not sure if this board is offered – you might have to order it separately.
  • I’m a big fan of tarts because of the hard crust texture – So I ended up eating the chocolate part of the slice! It was rich and decadent

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Despite the slightly disappointing pastas, Stella and I both agreed upon that the amazing charcuterie board was the most memorable plate of the night! It’s not something I usually order but was very appealing for me. I loved the thin crust pizza with loads of mushroom infused into it. It’s something that I see myself going back to indulge – no sharing! (lol) We also agreed that the $31 for the poached halibut was a bit pricey considering the portions…And finally the dessert was a great way to end off the night only because I hogged most of the chocolate tart!  - Thanks for inviting me =)

This meal was complimentary but Foodinthecitytoronto.com remains unbiased in our content. 

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1 comment
  1. mooken said:

    Indeed the Charcuterie presentation is fabulous. The mushroom pizza sounds proper too, and seems reasonably priced.
    I was a bit sad to find out that it’s currently under renovations.

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