Vincenzo's Cucina Vera - expect the unexpected

I had my birthday a month ago and decided to treat my tastebuds to Vincenzo’s Cucina Vera.  Vincenzo’s puts a different spin on the restaurant.  The concept is simple:

·      there is no set menu
·      use fresh, in season produce
·      develop the menu around this

Now the above concept is what really got me intrigued, but bear in mind that it is not for everyone.  If you don’t like surprises, then this is not the place for you.  You can tell them any allergies or dislikes that you have and they are more than welcome to accommodate.  Our party had a vegetarian and a non-seafood eater and they easily accommodated with great dishes. 

The fact that there is no set menu makes it hard to review a place like this.  Something that I review now, may not exist next week, so I have just included the dishes that we had whilst there just to give you a glimpse into what they can do.

Antipasto - Aged meat 5 ways

Pasta with buffalo

Grain fed Adelaide Hills Veal

Hazelnut and Fig soup

Deconstructed jelly slice

In terms of price, an average ‘tasting’ dish is approximately $15-$20.  On average, a meal may consist of between 4-6 dishes, so be ready to drop some coin.  You can also include a wine pairing (which increases the price).  At the beginning of the night you can discuss with your server the dollar range that you want to spend and they will cater accordingly. 

Overall, the food was excellent and the service is second to none adding to the overall dining experience.  I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to try something different.   

Vincenzo’s Cucina Vera
77 Unley Road
Parkside SA 5063

blogged by: Mirko
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