Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
They've got a lot of health food, and a lot of stuff that caters to vegans and vegetarians, including a deli in the back with lots of pre-made food. You can find some of the same stuff at Whole Foods. So, the membership is probably only worth it if you're vegan or vegetarian and want a little more variety.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Viva Chocolato serves lunch (paninis, soup, etc), coffee drinks, and fondue... but the main attractions are the glass case full of chocolate truffles and their many flavors of gelato.
Don't worry, they have an English menu too!!
Stir fry with noodles, $7.50. Leek pancake, $2.50. All of their dishes are made with the most delicious hand-made noodles.
Beef noodle soup, $6.50.
Inside the dining room. The space is small and very romantic, perfect for a really nice dinner out. When we arrived for dinner at 9 PM, the dining room was almost full. We managed to almost close the place down which is why I was able to snap this picture of the empty side of the dining room.
Flourless chocolate soufflee, $8. It was somehow both light and rich at the same time, and the sauce was amazing. Definitely recommended!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Oops, we kinda got excited and almost finished our bubble tea before remembering to take a picture. Most of the bubble teas cost $2.50. Sorry... no photos of the food. They've got a variety of meals on their menu for only around $6.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
The plantain chips are a must. $4.
Seared Ahi Tuna, $11. Pico Rico Taco- Yuca hash browns, mozzarella cheese and kiwi pico de gallo, $2. Chicken Empanada, $5. Everything is yummy. If you're there before 2:30, you can order off the breakfast menu and the lunch menu.
We decided to sit outside because we were all comedy-ed out for the evening. The americano was $2, and the chocolate peanut butter frappe was $3.80. The frappe was amazing! You'll love it if you like those candy flavored coffee drinks.
The yam patties appetizer was delicious, they were hot & crispy and served with sweet and sour sauce. $4.50.
Ryan ordered the Mekong River bowl. I think I read somewhere that if a dish has the same name as the restaurant, you should definitely order it. Ryan was smart because his dish was amazing and mine was just so-so. $7.50
Pad Se-Ew with chicken. It was decent, but I've had better. $8.95.
We finished off our meal with fried bananas. Ate them so fast we didn't get a chance to take a picture. I have no idea if fried bananas are actually a common dish in Thailand or Vietnam, but anytime I see them on a menu I have to get them. The best dessert ever!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
They have tons of different kinds of bubble tea drinks and smoothies. We got Milk Tea and a Java smoothie. Um.. I think they were about $3 each.
Spiced kelp, $1.75. A half-order of green onion pancakes, $2.77. Both delicious! They also have more substantial food, including a bunch of soups, if you want more than just a snack.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Caprese Salad: Roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil with balsamic reduction.
Zax House Salad: Candied pecans, pears and bleu cheese on mixed greens with house vinaigrette.
Scallops Meuniere: Large sea scallops pan seared and finished with white wine, lemon, butter and parsley served with a pistachio goat cheese polenta and green beans.
Grilled Mahi Mahi: Fresh Mahi grilled and topped with a roasted corn avocado salsa, cilantro oil with an herbed orzo and sugar snap peas.
Blueberry Crumble: Cobbler dessert topped with vanilla ice cream.
Chocolate Torte: Dense chocolate cake garnished with Creme Anglaise and raspberry puree.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Interior of the restaurant, with the live jazz band that plays every brunch:
Mimosa, $4. Mango Daiquiri, $5. Chips and salsa, free.
Huevos Rancheros, $8. Ryan cleaned his plate pretty quickly so it's safe to say this is good.
Corn Masa Gorditas, $7. These I recommend. I had them last time we came and still remembered them, and had to get them again.