Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Veganima, Arco, Italy #2

After having such a good experience at Veganima, one of the vegan restaurants in Arco, Italy, last year, I headed straight back there as soon as I got into town!  On a Sunday evening, this restaurant was packed and we were excited to see what was on the menu that day.

Veganima offers a different menu every day and the only way to know what is on the menu is to show up. They pride themselves on all-vegan, organic food. You can choose a plate based on how many items you want to try. I went with three. With so many choices of hot and cold dishes, it was very difficult to choose, but I finally did.

The pumpkin gnocchi with bechamel sauce was, by far, my favorite. Tender, fresh, sauteed gnocchi with creamy rich bechamel sauce left me wanting more. The barley salad made with zucchini, beans, and chickpeas drenched in a rich pesto came in a close second. At this point, I was glad it was not an unlimited buffet. The chickpea cakes with veggies were also quite good.

My friend got the gnocchi and chickpea cake along with a bunch of other things including a shredded vegetable salad and a beggar's purse.

For dessert, I had chocolate mousse with pistachios -- yum! And my friend had a tiramisu-style mousse.

We enjoyed it all outside in the courtyard by the ice cream cart with the birds singing. It was very pleasant.

I also love the vegan artwork, which makes for a fun, lively atmosphere.

All in all, it was another great visit. Can I open a Veganima in DC, please? We need something just like this at home. But, for now, I'll just look forward to visiting again next year. Ciao!

Previous review
January 13, 2017

Viale delle Magnolie 29
Arco (TN)
+39 0464 519764 

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