GLOSS Issue 3 ( September / October 2017 ) - Page 58

F O O D Tuscany Satisfy Your Italian Food Cravings T he food culture in Pakistan is one of its many alluring aspects that keeps eateries – be it a restaurant or dhabba – open well into the night, as, we, Pakistanis, cannot resist food no matter what time it is. Not only that, it is extremely important that we are served with the most scrumptious food. Local cuisine, however, beats foreign 10 to one, so when we at GLOSS heard of the opening of the famed Italian Tuscany Courtyard, we headed over to tuck into its many offerings. Located in the heart of Lahore, on one of its busiest roads M.M. Alam Road, Tuscany Courtyard sure has a lot of competition after launching in the city of foodies. Having said that, M.M.Alam has become a quasi-food street operating with a number of other restaurants and cafes. As we walk into the restaurant, it is safe to say that one would not help but notice the design and structure, giving the experience of being in an Italian countryside building. The structure of the building with narrow-arch shaped windows to the painted walls in subtle tones of beige made us feel like we were sitting in a villa in Italy. In addition to that, the music and the art pieces hanging around also added in setting the countryside ambience. The owners Khurram Khan, Sikandar Bakhtiar and Aamir Rashid decided to cater to people looking for the authentic Italian cuisine in this part of the world. Their menu offers a range of different entrees from soups to steaks, Italian entrees to Panini’s, and most importantly, the pasta and pizza options. Before ordering the main course, we ordered mint margaritas, because nothing beats the heat than a cold minty drink, which has a right amount of salt and sweet in it, followed by the Calamari Tuscan Salad and the Grilled Chicken Pesto Salad. 58