It’s not often I do a stand-alone foodie post like this but I just couldn’t figure out a better way to show you this amazing gem we found in Vancouver.
For starters, I ate far too much and hence have far too many photos to append to the actual next post (*it would just be too much crammed into one post).
Anyway, all that aside, let me tell you about Savio Volpe – a restaurant you have to visit if you find yourself in Vancouver, Canada.
Savio Volpe is an Italian restaurant you have to take a taxi (or maybe drive) from downtown to get to (it’s about 20 minutes or so and the taxi cost like $14 – so it’s $7 a piece for each of us) but it is so worth the trek here.
Seeing as it’s an Italian restaurant here, an Aperol Spritz to start the evening just makes common sense!
The not-so-common sense drink I had in addition to this was an espresso to start but this time of the evening is when my jetlag really started to set in (for about 1 – 2 hours and then it disappears) so it made total sense. (Plus, we had arrived in Canada after almost 2 weeks in Nepal so my body clock was 12 hours and 45 minutes ahead of Vancouver time).
Drinks sorted, we got to the important business of food! We had a prime view of the food being made so we had a bit of a head start when it came to deciding what to have.
Bread with olives made their way to the table, to begin with… The bread warm and doughy with a hard crust outside (just how I like it) and the olives equally delicious. They were distractions though (albeit rather tasty ones).
The main event started with the steak tartare, within which lay an egg and shavings of parmesan cheese! You stir it all up and waste no time taking it apart with lightly toasted bread and olive oil. Soooo. Sooooooo. Good!
The salad came next. Utterly delicious but I was distracted by something else I’d order…
That something was this pasta…
…but mostly this amazing piece of pork – cooked to perfection and complete with delicious crackling!
Seriously, I have no idea how they managed to do it but everything we’d had here was absolutely amazing so far and had me very much in my happy place!
The red wine also helped! 😉
We got crushed potatoes for sides, and to off-set my carb guilt, some veg. (I lie – I felt no guilt whatsoever! Haha! 😀 )
By the time dessert came round, I kinda knew I’d overdone it. I was stuffed but I’d seen the guy make cannolis all evening and just knew I had to have at least one. (We may have also ordered a chocolate tart as well…).
A few more Aperol Spritz and red wine were thrown into the mix and by the time we left the restaurant, I could see why the folks we’d met over the Shangri La (where we were staying in Downtown) had been raving about this place! It’s so worth popping round to.
Arrive at Savio Volpe early, unrushed and absolutely prepared to eat your weight in delicious food! (*You’re welcome! 😉 ).