It was Lucy’s birthday recently and to celebrate, we all congregated at La Terrazza in Yaletown. Even though La Terazza has been a Yaletown fixture for quite a while, I have never been there although I have heard a lot of good things about their tasty Italian food.
After our group was seated, we were served some olive oil and bread. The olive oil was very flavourful and speckled with some pieces of roasted garlic.
I was in the mood for some pasta so I decided on the Strozzapreti Bolognese, which also turned out to be a popular choice with a lot of people. The strozzapretti was very al dente and the hearty bolognese sauce filled in all the nooks and crannies in the strozzapretti. The tomato-based sauce and beef was heavier than I expected and I was only able to finish about 3/4 of my dish since I got full quite quickly.
Jenkins was also in a pasta mood so he decided on the Linguine Crostacei, which is basically a seafood linguine with prawns and clams in a white wine and caper sauce. I liked the fresh flavours of Jenkins dish more than mine since it seemed lighter. There was also so much seafood that you could hardly see the noodles.
I was set on having dessert before I even arrived at the restaurant but since my strozzapreti was so heavy and filling, even I had to decline dessert. However, Lucy was presented with a specially decorated tiramisu for her birthday by the restaurant. She was nice enough to let me have a little taste and the creamy mascarpone with lady fingers actually made for a pretty light dessert. The food at La Terrazza seems to be slightly overpriced for what you get but I wouldn’t mind going back to La Terrazza sometime to try out their other non-pasta dishes to see how they stack up…and of course, their dessert as well.
1088 Cambie Street, Vancouver