Tuscan Prime, Las Olas
There is a new Italian Chophouse in town and that is Tuscan Prime on Las Olas. Located at the corner of Las Olas Blvd and SE 5th Avenue this new restaurant offers a unique twist of meats, fish, award winning Italian cuisine, great wine selection, exquisite ambiance and an amazing list of “Prime Happenings”.
On Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Savor Our City was invited to get a taste of this newest addition to the Las Olas food scene and let us just say we left with our bellies full and smiles on our faces. So where to begin? Let’s start with one of our favorites, the Truffle Arancini. Wow the flavors of the crispy rice, porcini mushrooms, parmesan and truffle aioli were out of sight. Another delicious appetizer which soon followed was the Baked Eggplant, which we agreed was another favorite of ours. It had a wonderfully smoky flavor and was made with baked mozzarella, ricotta, and smothered in a tasty tomato sauce and served with garlic crostini. Those two dishes alone had us happy, but we were just getting ‘started’. Next, we decided to try something a little lighter and went for the Roasted Beet salad. The salad was comprised of the name sake, along with frisee lettuce, goat cheese and candied walnuts and was served with a balsamic dressing. We liked the dish, although none of us were big fans of the frisee. Pro tip: you can substitute the frisee lettuce with Romaine. Truthfully, I would have enjoyed it without any lettuce at all, but it did act as the perfect vessel for guiding that liquid yumminess into our mouths, lol!
Following the salad came the Bucatini made with San Marzano tomato, pancetta, pecorino, onions and a drizzle of parmesan cheese on top. Who said no pasta today? You can tell the noodles were fresh and they were cooked to a perfect al dente. The flavors blended together harmoniously, and the chef was generous with the pancetta. We could not resist ordering the octopus – seared to perfection with fresh herbs, tricolor potatoes and peppers. So, with full bellies and smiling faces, we reluctantly got ourselves up from the comfy booth to say our goodbyes and gave a BIG thank you to our hosts Anna Sagliano, Falyn Goldstein, and Gennaro DiMeo for having us in to enjoy such a scrumptious lunch. We vowed to return to try some more tasty items another day. Maybe brunch is next, or it could quite possibly be happy hour…
Fortunately, at Tuscan Prime there is a whole line up of Prime Happenings during the week with Happy Hour every day from 3-7pm with special offerings each day and some late-night specials for those who like to play after 10pm. A definite must see, must taste restaurant!
Tuscan Prime is owned by The Monte Restaurant Development Group, based in Annapolis, MD managing other restaurants such as Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen, Squisito Pizza & Pasta, and Meatballs, Etc. with more than 13 locations across Maryland and Virginia, and now they have made their mark in the Sunshine State. To make a reservation or check out their Prime Happenings visit https://www.tuscanprime.com/ and tell them Savor Our City sent you.