- Food: Creative twists on classics
- Decor: Warm wood and stone
- Service: Enthusiastic
- Cost: $$
- Wine / Cocktails: Creative cocktail list
Kanela recently opened up in the evenings (Thursday through Sunday) for dinner and their menu is definitely tough to choose from. Our waiter was adorably attentive and enthusiastic about certain dishes, so we took his recommendations and were not disappointed.
We started off with the hummus, a warm assortment of pita bread and vegetables accompanied it. It was a fresh way to begin our meal. We then ordered the stuffed meatballs. Essentially, they were mozzarella balls encased in ground meat and indulged in a spiced tomato sauce. They were gooey and seasoned very well.
I ordered the mushroom risotto, which could have used a minute or two more on the stove, but the truffle oil topping and wild mushrooms cooked in made it well worth the toughness. I also had a side of cauliflower gratin. I'm not sure the cheese on this but it had a parmesan flavor (without the saltiness) and the addition of panko breadcrumbs on top made this a perfect combination of textures. I'd come back just for this dish for sure.
Finally, we ended with the molten cake. It wasn't too rich, which was nice for a summer dessert.
Cauliflower Gratin, Scallops, Stuffed Meatballs, Hummus