Where and What to Eat

One Great Plate: Panzanella

Where to get this chunky bread salad made with hunks of chewy soaked-stale bread.

One Great Plate:  Panzanella

I feel panzanella was a big dish from the 80’s, just when regional Italian was becoming the rage, way before carb-o-phobes squashed its glory. Essentially it’s a chunky bread salad made with hunks of chewy soaked-stale bread, ripe luscious tomatoes, and some other tasty veg thrown in. It’s actually a perfect hot August dish, light but filling, and I think it’s making a comeback. Mozza Mia has a nice one with gorgonzola, Mona Restaurant is offering a small plate panzanella with zucchini and dill-basil vinaigrette, Grand Café has it as a little side dish to dinner, and Tilia is also offering a little version as a side, that one is played with mushrooms, Madeira wine, and truffle.



Mozza Mia
3910 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424
952-288-2882

Mona Restaurant
333 S. 7th St.
Mpls., MN 55402
612-259-8636

Grand Café
3804 Grand Avenue South

Mpls., MN 55409
612-822-8260

Tilia
2726 43rd St. W.
Mpls., MN 55410
612-608-3069


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