Sunday, January 11, 2009

Taverna

The subject of Sunday brunch usually brings to mind dishes like eggs Benedict, French toast, and cleverly named omelets, none of which are options on a vegan diet, so I've become quite accustomed to settling for boring and/or fatty side dishes just to join my friends for Sunday mimosas. Luckily, that is not the case at Taverna! Having learned of their $5 bottomless mimosas and bellinis, and remembering past vegan adventures at other Lombardi restaurants, Sara and I were excited to catch up over Sunday brunch at Taverna's Knox-Henderson location. Although Sara's vegetarian diet allowed her to order from the brunch menu, we both ultimately ordered a fantastic butternut squash gnocci dish from Taverna's regular lunch menu. My Gnocci di Zucca, normally drenched in an Asiago cream sauce with fresh sage, was prepared with a tomato and basil sauce and served with a large focaccia flat bread topped with rosemary and olive oil. We both added a salad of mixed greens that was well worth the additional $2. Sara selected a full bodied chardonnay to accompany her meal, but I decided to stay true to my Sunday ritual and chase my meal with bottomless mimosas! 


Check out Taverna's locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin for weekly specials.

3210 Armstrong Avenue
(214) 520-9933

4 comments:

HeatherBakes said...

I've only been to Taverna once, but it was amazing. The brunch/$5 mimosas seem like reason enough to go back!

Eddie G said...

Definitely! I know I will :)

gammypie said...

I love that place! M and I used to dine there way back when. That was back in the olden days when he was still wooing me. We still make it over there just not as frequently. I love their calamari! Mmm...

Sal said...

bottomless bellinis!!! Now I'm wishing I lived in America. The food looks good too.