And finally, as a side-note, Falafel Monday has gone on hiatus these past few weeks, I’m well aware. I’m still on the hunt and hopefully someday soon schedules will permit another falafel tasting. Soby’s Eatery recently opened up on 17th Avenue which just so happens to be near Tarboosh so I am eager to try both!
Following a successful first meal at Cibo with a friend a while back, my family wanted to check it out too, so back we went. Can I just say this before I get into the review of the food? Thank you, thank you, thank you Cibo (more specifically Erica I think her name was) for such excellent service. It’s been a really long time since I’ve felt like my server actually warranted their tip and this meal finally broke that streak. Finally someone who was personable and genuinely seemed to enjoy their job. They get lots of gold stars from me in that aspect.
Anyways we tried 2 little appies or “scodellina” as they call them at Cibo. The almonds with smoked paprika, sea salt and parsley were just as good as last time. Yummy sweet/salty combo.
And this time we also opted for the asparagus with toasted hazelnuts, egg and grana padano. I enjoyed it but the asparagus themselves were a little woody. I also anticipated that the egg would be more on the runny side, which it wasn’t, but I guess you can’t have it all.
We shared 2 pizzas amongst the 3 of us. My mom is still raving about the one she got with prosciutto, figs, radicchio, arugula and grana padano. Apparently it was the best pizza she has ever had. I wouldn’t know, considering I don’t eat meat. But really, how can you go wrong with that blend of flavours?
After trying the mushroom pizza last time, I decided to switch things up and go with the pear, gorgonzola, walnut and honey variety. It was good. The crust was awesome. The toppings were just really, really lacking. I get that this style of pizza isn’t meant to be overloaded with the kitchen sink but this one was verging on pathetic. It had maybe all of 3 slices of pair, cut up into chunks, 2 walnuts crumbled throughout and pardon me but where was the gorgonzola? By looking at the pizza I could tell that it contained splotches of oily, cheesy goodness but unfortunately I didn’t taste that bite that I love from gorgonzola. Darn. That being said, it was still more than edible. Next time though, I’ll go back to the shroom one.
Dessert consisted of cappucino with sugar in the raw (or should I say sugar in the raw with a side of cappucino) for mom.
As for me, I was craving chocolate (what else is new?). So I ate an entire chocolate date budini to my face. It was actually a pretty manageable size. Not really a dessert I would want to have to share. All warmed up with salted caramel sauce and shaved white chocolate (I know, doesn’t it look like some grated parm or something?) I was pretty content with it.