Here are fresh plates local restaurants have shared with us.
Forget about all the allergies for a second and remember that spring is one of the tastiest seasons.
Local restaurants are finding creative ways to utilize the season’s bounty. Here’s what local restaurants have shared with us.
The Dutch Eatery & Refuge
943 E. University Blvd.
The Dutch created a new bar menu, including a section for a Bruschetta Board; choose any three bruschettas for $12. Pictured here are the pickled curry cauliflower, strawberry and Brie and chicken, bacon, blue.
For more information, visit thedutchtucson.com.
46 W. Congress St.
Caffe Milano’s Guazzetto di Gamberi features shrimp with a splash of wine sauce on a polenta crouton.
For more information, call (520) 628-1601 or visit lafuficaffemilano.com.
DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails
135 S. Sixth Ave.
The Salmon Belly + Hamachi Aguachile features candied jalapeños, pickled cholla buds, jicama, orange-scented prickly pear/Jamaica broth, lime, and mint syrup.
For more information, visit Downtown Kitchen.
PY Steakhouse at Casino Del Sol
5655 W. Valencia Rd.
The Dry-Aged Berkshire Pork New York features 18-day dry-aged pork with fennel seed, carrot and pea purees, crispy chicharron and shallots, and mustard demi-glace.
For more information, visit casinodelsol.com.
4706 E. Sunrise Dr.
The Primavera Pizza brings a taste of Italian spring with bacon, olive oil, mozzarella, buffalo ricotta, avocado, parsley, and Parmigiano-Reggiano.
For more information, visit fiammepizzatucson.com.
Ghini’s French Caffe
1803 E. Prince Rd.
The Florentine Croque Madame also has a touch of Italy with baby spinach, bechamel, Gruyere, and Parmesan on box French bread.
For more information, visit ghiniscafe.com.
Sushi on Oracle
6449 N. Oracle Rd.
This Spring Sashimi Salad features Asian pear, brie, and yellowtail sashimi with a locally-sourced dandelion green, mustard green, kiwi, extra-virgin olive oil, wasabi oil and kizami wasabi emulsion, daikon, and micro greens.
For more information, visit sushionoracle.net.
Rollies Mexican Patio
4573 S. 12th Ave.
Rollies’ Friday Shrimp Tempura Tacos are topped with habanero slaw and avocado. Order two with a side of beans for $6.
For more information, visit rolliestucson.com.
234 E. 22nd St.
Monsoon Chocolate removed their beloved Avocado Toast from the spring menu to live up to their sustainability-minded ethos.
Although it might not return, the new Spring Vegetable Hash highlights kohlrabi, turnips, Yukons, roasted shallots, baby cress, sunny farm egg (Beck’s Best), and a green garlic caramel.
For more information, visit monsoonchocolate.com.
Tito & Pep
4122 E. Speedway Blvd.
The spring version of the signature Kampachi Aguachile features a combination of strawberry, habanero, shiso, and hibiscus.
For more information, visit titoandpep.com.
Tavolino Ristorante Italiano
2890 E. Skyline Dr.
For spring, Tavolino launched a lunch menu featuring spring dishes that can be prepared quickly for guests tight on time. The Spaghetti alla Liguria features salmon, capers, kalamata olives, and cherry tomatoes in a white wine garlic sauce.
For more information, visit tavolinoristorante.com.
3719 E. Speedway Blvd.
Feast changes their menu monthly, so naturally they had a new dish. Their Verrine dessert features whipped pistachio cream, crumbled rice cookies, lemon peel and tahini butterscotch layered into a glass with dried roses and lemon verbena.
For more information, visit eatatfeast.com.
Know of any more new spring dishes? Let us know in the comments.