Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mercato di Vetro - Inspiring Italian Tapas

I cannot think of a more clever way to enjoy food and friends than sharing a meal together, literately. Mercato di Vetro is a cool hipster Italian tapas style restaurant in West Hollywood, wich offers just that.
According to legend, the tapas tradition began when king Alfonso X of Castile (Spain) recovered from an illness by drinking wine with small dishes between meals. After regaining his health, the king ordered that taverns would not be allowed to serve wine to customers unless it was accompanied by a small snack or "tapa". 
We are no longer under the king’s command, however it is a brilliant way to try a variety of recipes without committing to one main course meal. Also, the focus becomes the experience & the people you choose to share that with, as the food comes and goes flawlessly without much notice.
Let me clarify that: OF COURSE…you will notice the remarkable plates set before your eyes, but the ‘tapas’ way inspires people to become more connected.
And before you think twice, please look closely at their cocktail list. Although I am not into girly drinks, I fell head over heels in love (madly) with their cocktail selection.  
And one more thing, don't be shy to walk through their glass kitchens, to say hi to the pizzaioli and the chef. If there is one thing you take away from this place, it’s their friendly and courteous staff! 
And if after this feast, you begin feeling guilty for all the lavish pleasures have indulged yourself... dive into desert! You won't get rid of your guilt, but you will end up with a sweet taste of this unforgettable evening!!!

 Caroline & Chef Mateo Rogers                                               Carol, Kyara & Mi

by Caroline Correa

1 comment:

Meganne said...

Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
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