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Venetian Fare at Via Veneto



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Last week, LA West’s new and gold Elites enjoyed the finest Italian fare courtesy of Via Veneto, Santa Monica.  The elaborate multi-course meal began with a seasonal delicacy, shaved white truffles, atop tender carpaccio and cheese fondue.  What followed was the restaurant’s anything-but-ordinary grilled eggplant parmigiana.  It wouldn’t be an authentic meal without experiencing the best pasta on the westside – a trio of assorted ravioli and perfectly al dente mezzemaniche, with braised beef checks ragout.  For the main dish, New Zealand Langoustines and Via Veneto’s signature Kansas City prime steak with accents of rosemary and olive oil.  To end the memorable evening, coffee and assorted Italian desserts were served – Panna Cotta, Coppa Amaretto, and Tiramisu.  Course after course, yelpers were enlightened about the traditional dishes, while sipping wine and conversing in a private dining room that overlooked the stunning restaurant.

Via Veneto

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