Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Isabella’s Edible Aphrodisiac Menu

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Edible Aphrodisiac Menu
Supper Size Sundays
BYOB Sundays & Mondays
Happy Hour
About Isabella

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Isabella’s Edible Aphrodisiac Menu

…Featuring the Top 10 Ingredients for Love

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Isabella‘s Chef Michael Cappon has created an inspiring 10 course Valentine’s Day tasting menu of sensual foods that are guaranteed to create the mood for romance. Featuring the Top 10 aphrodisiac foods, these ingredients are believed to stimulate the libido by stirring up one’s hormones. Isabella’s Edible Aphrodisiac Menu is available Thursday, February 14th through Saturday, February 16th. The cost is $40 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

For reservations call 484-532-7470 and for more information visit barisabella.com.

Isabella’s Edible Aphrodisiac Menu

Offered Thursday, February 14th – Saturday, February 16th
10 Course Tasting Menu for $40 per person (plus tax & gratuity)

Avocado
hass avocado, organic greens, piquillo peppers, toasted sunflower seeds and chevre, tossed in aged balsamic and olive oil

Possess high volumes of vitamin B6 which is said to 

increase male hormone production.

Oysters
fresh oysters on the half shell with a meyer lemon foam

This is one of the most widely known aphrodisiac foods. They are high in zinc, which helps in the increase of sexual drive.

Asparagus
grilled organic asparagus, with a toasted chili and saffron crema

This vegetable is said to boost the production of histamine, a crucial pleasure hormone necessary in both males and females.

 Basil
basil and potato bisque topped with

crispy serrano ham and crème fraiche

Basil’s sweet aroma is said to not only have a positive effect

 on mind and body, but an aphrodisiac effect, too.

 Figs
“drunken” figs stuffed with valdeon blue cheese

and rolled in toasted marcona almonds
Figs date back as far as biblical times and have been held in esteem 

as the fruit of love and fertility for centuries.

 Intermezzo
Banana
a mousse of banana, meyer lemon, pomegranate
Bananas contain chelating minerals and the bromelain enzyme, said to enhance the male libido. A banana left on a doorstep 

indicates that a marriage is about to take place.

Almonds
almond crusted diver scallop with a bacon and cauliflower hash
Poets have often described the aroma from almonds as arousing for females. Almonds are also a popular symbol for fertility.  

 

Honey
honey cured duck confit, thick cut potato chip

topped with a sour cherry compote
This sweet-tasting, natural product is high in boron – 

a mineral associated with the use of estrogen in the female body

 Garlic
grilled filet medallion, with a garlic and porcini jus

and a roasted garlic mousse
While garlic may smell bad, it’s loaded with an ingredient 

said to increase blood flow around the body.

 Chocolate
chocolate trio ~ bête noir, burnt orange chocolate mousse,

chocolate hazelnut ice cream
Pure chocolate increases the same hormone 

(dopamine) associated with euphoria.

 

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Isabella’s Supper Size Sundays

Every Sunday, beginning January 6th, Isabella Chef Michael Cappon will offer more than just small plates with his new Supper Size Menu.

Along with Isabella’s most popular small plates, Chef Cappon has added several new supper sized pastas and entrees to his Sunday menu. For reservations call 484-532-7470 and for more information visit barisabella.com.

Isabella’s Supper Size Sundays Menu

available Sundays through January

Main Plates
Pollo 16
grilled herb marinated organic chicken breast,

moroccan spiced couscous, and tomato cumin vinaigrette

 *Salmon 22
seared verlasso salmon, sherry scented wild mushroom ragout,

olive oil blanched potatoes, wilted greens

 *Gambas 21
grilled shrimp, truffled brown butter, toasted almond

and bacon risotto and sautéed spinach

 *Lomo 20
marinated pork tenderloin, fontina & potato gratins

and a warm jerusalem artichoke slaw

 Kobe Burger 13
fresh ground american kobe beef, arugula

and tomato on a freshly baked bun (Add Cheese $1.00)

 *Carne 20
chili and roasted garlic marinated flat iron steak,

spiced red lentils and onion jam

* gluten free

Pasta
Short Rib Ragu 19
braised grass fed beef short ribs, porcini mushrooms,

shallots and red wine, fresh pappardelle, and pecorino

Ravioli 15
handmade ravioli with anchovies, cauliflower,

roasted tomatoes, olives and a savory vegetable stock

 Pappardelle and Meatballs 16
house made meatballs, tossed with a spicy tomato sauce

and topped with grated grana padano

 Fruta del Mar 19
sautéed shrimp, scallops, and calamari, pine nuts, fresh basil,

lemon zest, san marzano tomato tossed with fresh pappardelle

Desserts $6
Bete Noir
rich flourless chocolate torte,

membrillo-citrus glaze, fresh whipped cream

Espresso Crème Brulee

Banana Bread Pudding
served warm with vanilla ice cream

Toasted Almond Chocolate Mousse 

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BYOB Sundays & Mondays 

No corkage fee!

Isabella offers BYOB every Sunday and Monday night, with no corkage fee. It’s a wonderful and affordable way to experience Chef Michael Cappon’s farm-fresh, Mediterranean-inspired menu.

Dinner is served from 5:00 – 9:00pm on Sundays and Mondays. For reservations call 484-532-7470 and for more information visit barisabella.com.

$5 Happy Hour Menu 

Offered Everyday at Isabella!

The $5  Happy Hour menu at Isabella offers 13 tapas dishes to choose from! Happy hour is offered seven days a week from 5:00 – 7:00pm.

  Isabella’s Happy Hour Menu
$5 per item

Offered 5:00 – 7:00pm

Plato de Queso

a mix of four cheeses

Calamares
fried calamari with an arugula salad and drizzled

with cilantro and green chili pesto

Clams
clams in a chorizo and tomato broth

Mussels
mussels in a roasted tomato jus

with a crisp potato and arugula salad

Albondigas
crispy veal meatballs, with fresh herbs and a spicy tomato sauce

Cochino Frito
crispy pork belly, sweet pea puree, pickled onion

Pinchos de Carne
chili and roasted garlic marinated beef skewers

with a porcini mushroom crema and charred onion

Olivos
house brined mixed imported olives

Higo Borrachos
“drunken” figs stuffed with valdeon blue cheese

and rolled in toasted marcona almonds

Patatas Bravas
seasoned fried potatoes with a tomato and chili aioli

Spinach & Pine Nuts
sautéed spinach, pine nuts and roasted garlic

Truffle Frites
hand cut fries, fresh herbs, grated pecorino romano, truffle oil

Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi
house made ricotta, brown butter, pecorino romano, nutmeg

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Happy Hour drink specials feature 1/2 off draft beer, 

$4 select wine and  $5 select manhattans and martinis. 

 About Isabella

Isabella offers contemporary tastes with a Mediterranean flare. Featuring great wine, craft beer, incredible small plates and Neapolitan style pizzas.

 

The menu emphasizes organic, fresh and locally-sourced ingredients.

 

Read what Philadelphia Inquirer Food Critic, Craig Laban has to say about Isabella!

 

382 East Elm Street, Conshohocken, PA 19429 | 484-532-7470

barisabella.com 

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