veg­gie lovers

India Today - - SIMPLY CHENNAI -

It takes a true Ital­ian to serve the best pasta in town. But it takes a Si­cil­ian to make that pasta veg­e­tar­ian. “In Si­cily, we love fresh veg­eta­bles, even our desserts are egg- free,” says own­erchef Dario.

Dario’s, which is less than a year old, it’s the only place in town that serves Si­cil­ian- veg­e­tar­ian food. Dario says his recipes have strong Ara­bic in­flu­ences. “I grew up eat­ing a lot of farm fresh veg­eta­bles and serve the sim­ple, home- cooked food I know,” he says. The 120- cover restau­rant has a beau­ti­ful al­fresco area sur­rounded by bam­boo plants. The in­te­ri­ors are warm and ca­sual. Start the meal with the re­fresh­ing Aran­ci­a­zola salad ( mixed salad leaves, or­ange, spring onion, gor­gonzola cheese, herbs and olives). Team this with Pane Aglio E Burro ( gar­lic bread with pars­ley and sun- dried tomato pâté). The main course menu has al­most 50 va­ri­eties of pas­tas, risot­tos and piz­zas. We rec­om­mend Ravi­oli Ka­ma­rina, stuffed with spinach and cheese, served with toma­toes, smashed peas, chick­peas, rose­mary and cream. You haven’t eaten a meal here un­less you’ve tried their mouth wa­ter­ing egg­less tiramisu. Visit Dario’s with your best ap­petite, as the por­tions here are meant for a feast

In­sider tip Add sun- dried tomato pâté to your pasta for ex­tra flavour. Where No. 11, Kas­turi Ranga Road

Meal for two Rs 1,250

Tel 49193333

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