Monday, February 28, 2011

Review: Trio Bistro

When trying to figure out where to go to dinner on a Friday night with all the girls in my family, we quickly decided on Trio Bistro in Kenwood after remembering they have half price wine nights on Fridays! After a long week, I can think of nothing better!
Jen, my sister-in-law, and I decided to split a bottle of Zinfandel – regularly $40, so it was only $10 a person with the discount ($20 total) – my kind of price!
Everyone I was dining with ordered a flatbread or a pizza, so unfortunately, I won’t be able to provide a very diverse review of the menu. No one ordered an entree, appetizer or dessert, but I can give you a great review of the flatbread and pizza portion of the menu!

Jen and I decided to split our meal as well. We ordered a prosciutto flatbread (the server recommended it) and margherita pizza. The prosciutto flatbread is baked with buffalo mozzarella, pesto, roasted tomatoes, asiago and parmesan cheese. It’s topped with field greens, 10 year balsamic, cantaloupe, prosciutto and manchego cheese. That’s quite a lot of ingredients, but they all paired perfectly together. The flatbread was crispy and delicious! The sweetness of the cantaloupe really balanced out the saltiness of the prosciutto. We loved it!  

The margherita pizza was also excellent. There’s nothing complicated about a margherita pizza – not like the prosciutto flatbread – but I love the simplicity of the basil, tomatoes and cheese. They use a roasted garlic olive oil, which was delicious and definitely added to the dish; however it might not be the best thing to order on a first date! J

My cousin Jamie ordered the Mexican Pizza and was nice enough to share a slice with me. The bottom layer of the pizza was refried beans, which was then topped with blackened chicken, salsa and cheddar-jack cheese. The pizza itself tasted great but it was a little bit dry, which I’m sure is why it’s served with guacamole and sour cream on the side.  (Not the greatest picture...) 
The other two girls, Erin and Tori, both ordered the Thai Chicken pizza. This comes with chicken, peanuts, sesame, chives, bean sprouts, shredded carrots and provolone cheese. I didn’t try it this time, but I’ve had this before and really liked it; and Erin and Tori both seemed to enjoy it.

The service at Trio was great, and the food was excellent. I’d highly recommend the pizzas and flatbreads (particularly the prosciutto flatbread), but I wouldn’t doubt that the rest of their menu is equally as good. And definitely go on a Friday to enjoy the half price wine!
~Kris

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