One of the perks of writing for a food blog is the generous invitation to private tastings of our local eateries! Most recently, PIADA Italian Street Food invited us to sample their new Fall and Winter menu. Their goals for this menu were to create healthy and hearty meals that leave you satisfied and not feeling stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey! And trust us, they nailed it!
Our tasting started off with the Harvest Grain bowl. This bowl is packed with a farro (that’s a Mediterranean wheat grain, similar taste to barley), pecans, cranberries, feta, sweet potatoes, fennel (the leaves, not the seeds), and basil. All of this is seasoned with their red wine dressing. The salad is refreshing and unique as many of these items aren’t ones we would think to toss together!
We then indulged in the Prochetta Sandwich. This was a slider sized sandwich that when you look at it, you would think it’s too small to satisfy. Wrong! This little guy is small but MIGHTY. The sandwich is packed with slices of their slow roasted pork loin that was seasoned with theirmix of Tuscan spices. Basil aioli, pickled red onion and fennel leaves top the sandwich all nestled within a rustic Italian roll!
The last meal item that we had the pleasure to sample was the Mediterranean Power Bowl. This bowl is chuck full of healthy eats that will keep you full for a good chunk of your day! On top of the bed of red quinoa les roasted cauliflower and broccoli, sweet potatoes, pickled red onions and glazed chick peas. This power house salad is topped off with their Harissa and Greek Yogurt drizzle that adds just enough of a spice to finish it off.
To wash everything down, we were refreshed with their new Blood Orange Pomegranate Tea. These all natural and refreshing flavors were a great complement to these menu items!
PIADA started out in 2010 in Columbus and has since expanded all over the state. The are known for their take on Italian street food and pasta creations. These added menu items help bring their dishes to an even higher level for a quick service restaurant. PIADA prides themselves on creative, fresh and tasty dishes that surly will please each member of your family!
We want to give a special thanks and shout out to Tastefully Roasted Coffee for hosting the event. That night we were able to test out their new coffee bar. I indulge in a latté with almond milk, honey and cinnamon created by one of their baristas named Sarah. It was fantastic and I look forward to further tastefully roasted creations them!