Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Caprese from Giovanne Caffe

Happy Wednesday! The workday was in full swing, and my focus was laser-sharp on the task at hand. Suddenly, a message from Mom popped up on my screen. She was downtown Vancouver, a stone's throw away from the office! We decided to head to the conveniently located Giovane Cafe, nestled in the lobby of my office building, for lunch. It was a perfect little oasis amidst the workday hustle.

Mocha from Giovanne Caffe

Over steaming cups of mocha, we reconnected. Mom opted for the Manzo, a symphony of flavours featuring rosemary balsamic roast beef, caciocavallo cheese, peppery arugula, and a touch of roasted garlic aioli.

As for me, my current culinary fixation – the Caprese – was a no-brainer. Fresh fior di latte cheese, vibrant basil pesto, and juicy Roma tomatoes – a classic combination that never disappoints. Every bite was a refreshing burst of flavour, a testament to the simplicity of good ingredients. Perhaps it's the vibrant colours, the perfect balance of textures, or the sheer deliciousness, but this Caprese addiction shows no signs of abating!

Caprese Panini from Giovanne Caffe
Fior di latte, basil pesto, roma tomato

But beyond the delicious food, the true joy of this lunch break was the company. Stealing a moment to connect with Mom amidst the daily grind was a gift I cherished. We shared stories, laughed, and simply enjoyed each other's presence.

Bomboloni from Giovanne Caffe

Oh, and to top it all off, I couldn't resist indulging in a luscious bomboloni – a lovely ending to a perfect afternoon.

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