What: La Dolce Vita - Coco Lezzone Rebirth
Where: 137 Avenue Road
When: August 12, 2015
Why: Blogger & Event planner preview
Twitter: @cocolezzone hashtag #cocorebirth
A group of bloggers & event planners were invited to Coco Lezzone's Italian inspired launch in the Yorkville area to preview their new space and sample some menu items. Their former space was located on College Street and had a few challenges but I believe they are hoping for great new things in their new fresh space.
The event started at 5:30pm but because I had unexpected guests so I couldn't get to the event until about 7pm, so I missed the passed appetizers but arrived just as they brought out these 4 plates of food for the bloggers to photograph and sample. There was a seafood risotto, an Osso Buco with saffron risotto, a Tagliatelle with bacon an mushrooms in cream sauce, and a Chilean Sea Bass with grilled vegetables and rice.
Unfortunately I only got to taste 2 forkfuls of the seafood risotto because there were about a dozen bloggers and only 4 dishes to try so it was pretty much gone in a second after everyone took photos.
All I can tell you is that the 2 forkfuls of tomato based risotto were ok but I prefer my own Risotto.
There were Aperol cocktails but I didn't have one.
There is a small bar at the entrance and the the restaurant is set up a few stairs from the entrance. I never visited their former space so I can't compare the 2 spaces. This space seems more like an evening destination space and it seems like they are looking to attract an upscale crowd.
For the La Dolce Vita Italian Inspiration they had a red Lambourghini parked in front of the restaurant and a red carpet entrance where they had an Italian Motor scooter parked for photos.
The appetizers range from $9 - $19 and the main dishes range from $18- $38 and there is a selection of Pizza's that range from $17- $19.
Hours of operation: Mon to Sun. 4pm to close
Special "Date Night" Every Sunday - Tuesday Evenings - 3-Course Dinner Menu for $35
Available for private bookings and catering is also available.
For more information: www.cocolezzone.com
*disclosure: I was invited by City Events for a media preview but all of the opinions expressed are my own.