Bienvenido, loyal reader. Please join Bruce and Mary as they check out the Old Town Puerto Vallarta hospitality scene once again. Buen provecho!
Mary is at the door of Magna, Magna (pronounced Manja, Manja, Italian for Eat, Eat!). Miel Fusion will be closing for the summer soon and in our hunt for another great Italian eatery we are lucky to come across this restaurante. For as we all know, one cannot survive for long without Italian fare in your diet. BTW: Magna, Magna is on the corner of Lázaro Cárdenas y Jacaranda.
We’re looking down the length of the dining room from our street-side table. We love the ambiance.
Every meal starts with bread, chips and these wonderful salsas: A creamy parsley and caper concoction and some very spicy Cola de Rato chili sauce. The homemade bread (baked downstairs in a panaderia soon to be open to the public) is so dense and flavorful it is incredible on its own, add the salsas and you practically have a meal!
Next comes the bruschetta, part of the Cupocity coupon offering that brings us here initially. Naturally, Tacaño that I am, we’re splitting the meal. Mary opts for the bruschetta and starts purring right away. This features their extraordinary bread, toasted, rubbed with garlic and topped with very fresh chopped tomatoes with parsley and basil. Always a big fan of bruschetta, Mary once found a recipe in which the author described the elegant simplicity and sensual flavors of bruschetta by exclaiming “I could take off my clothes and make bruschetta!” Most sanitarians would frown on that.
Here is my Seafood Cannelloni, Mary has the salad to complement her bruscheta. I have never had Cannelloni before so I have no frame of reference, all I can tell you is that it is very cheesy and very tasty.
We don’t normally do dessert but in this case it is part of the coupon deal. Neither of us had ever heard of “chocolate salami“. We find it to be a very rich, dense chocolate taste sensation. A perfect finale to this awesome meal.
We’re back again, this time sin coupon, so we need to peruse the menu. Mary is going to try the Spinach and Parmesan soup. Hmm, I think I’ll go for the Chicken Scaloppini, Parmesan with Pesto and Tomatoes.
To drink? We’ll have our usual Pacificos and we are pleased to see that they are only 20P which, for a nice restaurante, is pretty cheap.
And for you wine lovers here are los precios por botellas.We have been relaxing, enjoying the view and noshing on the bread and chips when our food arrives. The presentation is as awesome as the meal. This soup is a very creamy, thick explosion of spinach and Parmesan cheese. The drizzle of EVOO on top is the icing on this cake!
And this is my Chicken Scaloppini. The chicken is very tender and moist and all the seasoning is so fresh. Growing up in a large family, I have always been a very fast eater, often I am done when companions are half way through their salad. But this is so good it causes me to slow down to a normal speed and actually taste the food.
Thanks for visiting, gentle reader. As you know, Bruce and Mary love comentarios, regarding the PV hospitality scene, or any other subject for that matter. And a Happy Mother’s day to Mary, Margaret and Harriet and all deserving mothers out there, you know who you are! Hasta proximo Domingo!