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Planning a double date with WK and MS and man, was it difficult to decide where to go! We all love to eat and there are just too many options. We finally decided on Italian and chose Pronto Cafe on Cambie.

Food

As a meat lover, I ordered the Porchetta Plate. I had this once at Pronto before and I really enjoyed the crispy skin and tender meat. This time around, the skin wasn’t crispy. In fact, it was a bit tough and chewy and not very pleasant to eat. Felt like it wasn’t rendered well so the skin couldn’t crisp up. That being said, the meat was still tender and flavoured nicely with herbs. Perhaps a tiny bit too dry for my liking, but the roasted pepper sauce helped. Part of the highlight on this plate was the roasted potatoes & yam – they were seasoned well with just simple rosemary, salt and pepper, and the natural sweetness in the yam really came through.

Porchetta Plate

Mr. always has a thing for gnocchi (and you should ask him how he used to pronounce “gnocchi”. It’s cute.), so when he saw Gnocchi with Pesto and Pancetta on the menu, he couldn’t keep his eyes away from it.
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Meat & Bread didn’t really catch my attention until I saw it feature in an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. In fact, it was precisely at 5:13 of this clip that made me decide that I have to try this place.

Naturally, I was very excited to learn that they’re opening a second location on Pender Street, only steps away from my office. We were counting down the days to its opening, yet several months later we still haven’t stepped inside the store. Must be the “it’s so close we can go anytime” mentality.

Finally, for a team lunch we chose Meat & Bread as our destination. This is it – the moment a few of us have been waiting for!

Lunch lineup at the door

Lunch lineup at the door

Food

It just smells so good as soon as you walk inside. There’s a staff chopping mushrooms right in front of you. Then another dicing the house-made porchetta.

Chopping & dicing the Porchetta

Chopping & dicing the Porchetta

Without hesitation I ordered a Porchetta Sandwich. Because there’s limited seating in store, we ordered our sandwiches to go. But I was able to take a glimpse of my sandwich before it went into the box. Argh the anticipation! (more…)

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