Zula 

Hello hello. I’m going to start this post giving all of you an update on my personal life; I am now halfway through my summer internship, panicking a little for two reasons: 1. As the end approaches my final presentation is becoming a reality, meaning tons of work. 2. I still have so much of Cincinnati to try (foodwise obvs) and so little time.

In other news, I’m running a half marathon (running could be an overstatement, I just began training, and rather than running the correct term could be “finishing it alive”). I have to admit in part it’s because I’ve always been deeply intrigued by the concept of carboloading. I mean, being encouraged to eat carbs the night before a long run in order to have energy… Pasta for dinner it is! So I hope you follow me on my new journey as a runner, or we could just call it a carboloader. 

Anyways, enough about me. This weekend we went to Zula for dinner and it was a m a z i n gZula is a tapas-style restaurant and I love that type of restaurants since you get to try a little bit of everything, without being judged for overeating.

We shared everything and didn’t really follow a specific order so here is what we had: 

The Rare Seared Scottish Salmon which was served on an avocado, citrus-basil vinaigrette. It was incredibly fresh and the vinaigrette tasted like an “avocado pesto” which perfectly complemented the dish. I’ve always been a fan of seared tuna but this was my first seared salmon, and I definitely look forward to having it again. 


The Arancini were perfectly crunchy on the outside and filled with ooey-gooey taleggio and mozzarella, and braised pork. Served on top of charred greens and with a touch of romesco they were so delicious that I have to admit I barely let my sister have a taste. 


The Beef Carpaccio was very good but being a classic dish we couldn’t really compare it to the others. And finally the Yellow Fin Tuna Crudo was like a deconstructed and perfectly prepared Tuna Tartare, with a spicy touch courtesy of the Serrano peppers.


As for dessert, my sister just took baking as an official hobby (check out her delicious “Treat Arrangementshere) so we had plenty of sweets to indulge in when we got home. 

Buon Appetito, 

Oriana. 

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