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Avero Bar Italiano in Wayne Pleases This Fussy Italian!

Avero Italiano logo I am a little particular when it comes to Italian food, and for good reason. I am half Italian (my mom’s side) and she raised me on old-school, homemade stuff.  So I have pretty high standards.

Keeping this in mind, when I was invited to a blogger dinner at Avero, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I don’t dine out at Italian restaurants all that frequently only because when I go over to my parents, that’s what’s usually on the menu.

Well, I was beyond impressed. We were treated to a four-course dinner (with dessert, my fave) and each course was paired with a corresponding wine to compliment the food.  The event started with a blogger mix and mingle with the most delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks all paired to complement one another.

The first course was charred baby octopus, I know, not something I would normally order off the menu but I am pretty open minded when it comes to trying new dishes, and it was really good!  Second course was a rich ricotta gnocchi. If you don’t know what gnocchi are, they are little pasta dumplings with potato in them.  I am pretty sure marathon runners carbo load the night before a race on this stuff! Absolutely amazing.  Our main course was a Berkshire pork belly that was so tender it literally melted in my mouth. I am drooling just thinking about it. Dessert was a honey crisp apple crostada with vanilla gelato. It was just enough (not too heavy) to finish off such a decadent meal. I love that dessert was served with a hard cider, talk about a perfect pairing!

I definitely plan on going back to Avero for hopefully a romantic date with my hubby (hint hint)!

 

For more information on Avero, please visit: http://averoitaliano.com/

 

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Debbie Bookstaber started Mamanista in 2007 with her friend Candace Lindemann. Debbie and Candace also are the co-founders of Bloganthropy.org, which empowers bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. Through their annual awards, Bloganthropy.org recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Debbie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young sons. She's an active volunteer in her community and a working mom. Debbie is a partner at Element Associates and the Social Media Director at Child's Play Communications. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @buzzmommy or meet her at a future blogging or tech conference, where she frequently speaks about social good efforts, SEO or affiliate marketing.

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