La Divina Italian Cafe....It's Simply Divine!
|Gelato & Sorbetto|
(2 oz. bambino portion) to a full quart to take home. If a customer cannot decide on a flavor, the tastes are free until such an important decision can be made. There are normally 24 flavors from which to select. They even make a gelato for dogs...not kidding!
The menu also features a variety of espresso drinks, pastries, panini, soups, salads and creative side dishes. The full menu can be found at this link. For announcements of daily specials and of new flavors, their Facebook page is invaluable.
My favorite panini is the Cabrini. It is served warm, and the ingredients include prosciutto, creamy chèvre cheese, Asian pears and a tangy honey mustard sauce. The Carmelo (named after the creator of the restaurant) is a scrumptcious concoction of seasonal vegetables, pecorino cheese and arugula pesto. The sandwich paired with the house made Zuppa create a great meal. Tomato Basil soup speaks for itself, but the Tuscano merits an ingredient list so you can get the full idea of this delicious menu item served almost daily. It starts with a cream base and is chocked full of Italian sausages, chopped kale and potatoes. It is hearty and could be a meal in itself.
|Truffled Mac & Cheese|
The space at LaDivina Italian Cafe is pleasing with an eclectic look that pops with a bright orange color and speaks of loving attention to detail. Lance found the chairs at auction and refurbished them. He also gave the plain tables a faux marble finish. A local furniture maker designed and constructed the banquettes along the side walls. There are always fresh flowers on the table and most are grown in Mary's garden at home. The copper topped bar area was hand crafted by Lance and is unique and functional.
La Divina is a great place to hang out, drink coffee and eat. Drop in for coffee, gelato, breakfast, lunch or dinner, and be transported to a little part of Italy. The restaurant is located at 3535 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA in the Acadian Village Shopping Center.
Be sure to tell Mary and Lance that I sent you and enjoy!
|Mary & Lance LeBlanc|