Vidrio in Raleigh is one of the city’s top Mediterranean restaurants. They are debuting four new and drool-worthy desserts to their menu today! I had the pleasure of previewing all four in an indulgent dinner of just desserts last night and can attest that they are all worth ordering. Let me introduce you to the four new dishes!
and Green Tomato Chutney
If you haven’t had a financier before, it’s a small almond cake. And Vidrio pairs it with a sweet corn ice cream and a green tomato chutney. This first course introduced the theme of balance! All four dishes played with the concept of yin and yang! For instance, the green tomato chutney was such a great balance to the sweetness of the ice cream and almond cake. The ice cream the perfect counter to the pastry.
puffed wild rice, and berries
I love the texture of this Greek yogurt panna cotta. So creamy and thick and brings me back to my time in Greece. Again with the balance! I love the crunchy texture of the puffed rice and granita and the tang of the berries countering the mildness of the yogurt. Also, I have a soft spot for desserts in cups!
I thoroughly enjoyed all four desserts I had last night, but if I absolutely had to pick my favorite and only order one dessert, I’d choose these ricotta beignets. My mouth is watering as I type this and relive these heavenly balls dusted in fennel pollen sugar. They come out really warm and the lemon crème is the perfect pairing. It’s like giving your mouth a cozy sweater and a snug spot on a worn leather couch. It’s been less than 24 hours since I’ve had these and I already miss them!
Chocolate is my first dessert love. If you’re a chocolate lover, the Chocolate Buttermilk Cake will win you over. Close your eyes while you savor this cake. (Make sure you have all the elements on your spoon.) The cardamon syrup and baklava ice cream might just mentally transport you to the Aegean Sea.
So my first time at this three-storied restaurant with the most artistically designed nooks and crannies tantalized me. I hear Vidrio’s savory offerings are revered in the community, and after exploring their space and eating these desserts, I don’t doubt it! I cannot wait to plan another visit to try their savory dishes. And of course, I’d be saving room for dessert!
500 Glenwood Ave #100, Raleigh, NC 27603
Vidrio in Raleigh is also featured in my Private Dining Guide to the Triangle
Question: So tell me, friends. What are your favorite dessert items?
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