Cafe Bella

Amazing!  Delicious! Outstanding! Tasty!

Those are only a few words that described our meal last night.  The Cincinnati Taste Casting group went to Cafe Bella in Mason, Ohio and had the honor of meeting Bella herself.  We also met the chef and tried several of the new items on the menu.


For starters we had traditional hummus with pita, and a scallop on top of saute leeks, mushroom and a corn bisque.  I have never had a scallop before so I was admittedly a little nervous.  It was delicious and full of flavor, especially if you took the bite with the other ingredients.  The hummus was good.  I’m not a fan of hummus but the other people at the table said it was one of the best they have ever had.


Look at the beautiful presentation of the hummus!



Next we had a fennel salad with mushrooms, parmesan cheese and a citrus basil vinegarette.  The dressing was very light but helped tone down the strong flavor of licorice that fennel sometimes has.


Now for the best part.  This amazing pistachio crusted salmon with  meditteranean couscous.  The salmon was cooked to perfection and the couscous added a nice kick with heat at the end.


Next we had a sampling of steak with red potato and a red pepper couli.  Though not my favorite dish it was still very well cooked and the sauce was not too hot but not mild.  If you enjoy the flavor of black pepper you would love this dish.


And what meal is not complete without dessert.  Get ready to be blown away by the amazing homemade tiramisu.  This was made with lady fingers soaked in dark rum.  And I mean SOAKED!  Absolutely divine! I could have eatten three helpings of this desert.


I can’t wait to go back and have a full portion of the scallops, salmon, and tiramisu.  If you live anywhere around Mason stop and try Cafe Bella!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. jesyisms
    Sep 14, 2009 @ 10:19:33

    completely agree with your post, this was one of my favorite tastings. Oh, and I heard that Cafe Bella is on for half price gift certificates. We need to go back!!!


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