|House made Ricotta Gnocchi ($18)|
An invitation to check out the updated menu was the reminder we needed. We haven't visited the Cottonwood location of Café Trio in many years, and it's a quick drive from our house - a perfect weeknight date!
|House made pretzels with house made Polygamy Porter mustard ($5)|
|Half-y Hour Cocktails for only $6|
|Charred Snap Peas ($6)|
Between the both of us, we devoured the antipasto platter ($18). A selection of artisanal cheeses and meats were accompanied by house made crostini and mustard, pickled veggies, berries and local honey. They offer a cheese platter for $10 if you don't have an omnivorous dining partner. With distinct flavors and textures, the antipasto platter (or the cheese platter) is a welcome addition to your table. Order a cocktail or glass of wine, take a seat on the gorgeous patio and enjoy!
As I scanned the pasta selection, the vegetarian options looked promising. I trusted our server, Collin implicitly. His suggestions proved spot on. When I asked his opinion of the House made Ricotta Gnocchi ($18) he was confident that I would love it. He said it was especially light and fluffy - I was sold.
The dish was lovely. Vibrant green pea puree surrounded the gnocchi dressed in browned butter and topped with pecorino. The first bite was pure bliss - eye rolling, melt in your mouth luscious. It's exactly what you expect when you spend $18 on pasta.
Café Trio is a cozy restaurant with good food - the sort of restaurant where you feel perfectly at home. With the addition of Half-y Hour, Cafe Trio - Cottonwood is the ideal weeknight destination.