Friday, 1 February 2019

Borrusos, Crows Nest

It's date night for Matt and I. On this particular night we head to Borrusos in Crows Nest which is a new Italian restaurant for the area. Borrusos also has an established restaurant which has been in North Bridge for some time. 
I've been on a bit of a health kick in 2019 and have been counting all my calories in an effort to be more healthy and to lose some weight. I've made some progress so far but I am finding that I can still eat delicious carby meals in moderation. I am looking forward to my meal at Borrusos!

Borrusos has seating inside and outside.  I personally love sitting outside in Crows Nest to people watch and the odd dog as well. Matt settles down to a tasty Italian beer while I go for a prosecco. Matt and I have been together for some time and we've developed a nice variety of menu favourites at Italian restaurants.

Borrusos has a nice variety in their menu and while I am tempted by so many things - Matt and I agree to our usual - one pasta - one pizza and a salad (sometimes). They have a plant based menu too so if you're vegetarian then there are some nice options too.

I start with the Boscaiola Fettucini ($22.90)  from the Borrusos menu. The boscaiola has creamy mushroom, bacon, onion and parmesan. The pasta is so delicious and moreish. The cream does not taste heavy but instead lightly coats the fresh pasta which is infused with those bacon and mushroom flavours. Recommend!

Matt gets to choose the pizza and ops for the Toscana Pizza ($22.90) which has chicken, spinach, mushroom, basil, roasted red peppers and feta. The pizza base is thin and crispy and holds a lot of toppings. There's a generous amount of cheese which brings all the other toppings together. 

Borrusos also has a few salads to choose from but I go for my fave Rocket and Parmesan $13.90 which has rocket, pear, pine nuts, with balsamic and olive oil dressing. The salad brings a nice balance in my stomach. I've really enjoyed all the carbs and notice how pretty everything looks on my plate. I did eat more than this plate but... the first plate looks pretty!

I've got enough room for dessert but I know it will be Matt who will mostly be eating the dessert. Borrusos has quite a few dessert options. I see Matt's eyes light up. I choose the special which is the Caramel Cheesecake (plant based). Matt goes for the Malva Pudding which is a South African marvel - it's light, fluffy sponge drenched in a delicate syrup with soft vanilla ice cream.  Matt is enticed by the exotic South African description on the menu but  ultimately I sense that it's a really nice cake and he was hoping for something more exotic. I really enjoyed the caramel cheesecake which is made from a coconut milk.

Summary: Overall, I thought the food at Borrusos was delicious! I really thought the meal was satisfying and I thought the  Boscaiola was perfecto! I would highly recommend if you're in Crows Nest or St Leonards.

Price: Most mains $23ish

Location: 83 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest

Opening Hours: 

Monday to Thursday 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Friday, Saturday 5pm to 10pm
Sunday 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Weekend Food Escapes dined as guests of the venue or their representatives. All photos, opinions and words are my own. Thanks to Food Shot and Spooning Australia

Borruso's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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