On Tuesday June 26 The Bibo Restaurant launched a new brunch menu that will offer both Canadian and traditional Italian dishes such as farnata, cheese focaccia, bagna cauda, and cremottino pernigotti.
Back in March 2011 when The BiBo opened, I had written that the owners were looking to introduce and bottle their own wine, and now that idea has come to fruition with Monterosso’s Bibo red wines made in the Piemonte region of Italy.
Bagna Cauda, originating from the Piedmont region, is a warm fondue made with olive oil, butter, garlic and anchovies.
Served with raw vegetables, it reminded me of Chinese satay sauce, except a lot fishier. It was Michelle’s favourite of the night as she gushed on and on about how she loved it.
A variety of cured meats were available alongside various cheeses.
I didn’t get a chance to try any of the other featured dishes for brunch, but the roasted eggplant stole my attention.
Along with the pesto and bolognese lasagnas, I was definitely satisfied with multiple servings.
Also debuting that night was a new gelato machine dispensing delicious dark chocolate gelato made from chocolate and water. Pernigotti Cremottino
Though I have no idea what an actual “authentic” Italian brunch consists of, and some of the items did not initially make me scream “feed me more now”, I can’t discount the fact that there is attention to detail, quality and a passion visible from the very animated owners Andrea and Lorenzo.