On the 16th of June the regular TUCC meeting was held at Va Bene Bistro. This Italian restaurant of the Carte Blanche chain of restaurants is located in the heart of Kyiv opposite to the National Opera.
Va Bene's new young Italian Chef Matteo Boifava prepared a really delicious five-course menu and sommelier Daniil Zamoyski skillfully selected wines that delicately set off the taste of each dish.
First starter: A very tasty seafood cocktail was great in combination with Pinot Grigio, Viticoltori Alto Adige.
Second starter: Cappuchino soup of white asparagus & burrata cheese was served with Sauvignon Viticoltori Alto Adige.
Third starter: The taste of truffle tagliolini was perfectly matched with Muller Thurgau, Viticoltori Alto Adige.
For the main course the guests could chose a prime fillet steak served with Lagrein Viticoltori Alto Adige or a tender sea-bass served with white asparagus served with Chardonnay, Viticoltori Alto Adige.
For the desert Connoisseurs were treated to Mango panna-cotta with a strawberry salsa which was really delicious togather with Amaro Nonino liquor.
The excellent cuisine, efficient service and cosy atmosphere in the restaurant won recognition from experienced Connoisseurs.
As a result with a composite score of 4.8 at Va Bene achieved the top accolade of 5 stars from The Ukrainian Connoisseurs Club.
The award certificate was handed to Restaurant Director Natalia Strogaja and Chef Matteo Boifava by TUCC Chairman Terry Pickard on Wednesday 22nd of June.
Don’t miss a chance to visit Va Bene restaurant and enjoy a perfect dinner in Italian style.
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