Isabella’s New Chef & Valentine’s Day Edible Aphrodisiac Menu

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Isabella’s New Chef

Valentine’s Day Edible Aphrodisiac Menu

Introducing Isabella’s NEW Chef…

Chef Mario Rodriguez-Feo Steps Up to the Plate!  

Isabella owner, Tom Richter, is thrilled to announce that Mario Rodriguez-Feo has taken over as Executive Chef. Chef Rodriguez-Feo honed his skills at the Farm and Fisherman, the Soho House, Telepan and Standard Grill in  New York City and also at Ruth’s Chris in Pittsburgh.
Chef Rodriguez-Feo will be introducing new specials through January and February, and has plans to roll out a new menu after Valentine’s Day.
Chef’s Specials…
Fideos Andalucía 21
lobster, shrimp, squid with spanish noodles, roasted tomatoes, fennel and saffron scented stock
 Seared Baby Pulpo 13
baby octopus, purple potatoes, piquillo peppers,
brussels sprout leaves and baby beet puree
Pan Seared Scallops 12
pan seared with baby beet puree
For reservations call 484-532-7470 and
for more information visit barisabella.com.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Isabella’s 

Edible Aphrodisiac Menu

…Featuring eight Ingredients for Love

Isabella‘s new chef, Mario Rodriguez-Feo has created an inspiring eight course Valentine’s Day tasting menu of sensual foods that are guaranteed to create the mood for romance. Including aphrodisiac ingredients, these foods are believed to stimulate the libido by stirring up one’s hormones.

Featuring oysters, garlic and chocolate, Isabella’s Edible Aphrodisiac Menu is available Thursday, February 13th through Saturday, February 15th. The cost is $50 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 13th – Saturday, February 15th
Eight Course Tasting Menu for $50 per person (plus tax & gratuity)

Beet
heirloom beets, organic greens and

chevre tossed in aged balsamic and olive oil
One of the first known uses of beets was by the ancient Romans, 

who used them medicinally as an aphrodisiac.

Oysters
fresh oysters on the half shell with a champagne mignonette
This is one of the most widely known aphrodisiac foods. 

They are high in zinc, which helps in the increase of sexual drive.

Asparagus
roasted asparagus with poached egg and vinaigrette
This vegetable is said to boost the production of histamine, 

a crucial pleasure hormone necessary in both males and females.

Intermezzo 
Scallops 
cauliflower puree crusted diver scallop with bacon and pomegranates
As legend has it, the goddess Aphrodite was carried to earth on the shell of a scallop. And, thanks to this very high profile job of one lowly bivalve, 
scallops have enjoyed an aphrodisiac reputation since the time of ancient Greece.

Sunchoke Bisque
sunchoke bisque marcona almonds

topped with crispy serrano ham and crème fraiche

In the 16th century, eating an sunchoke (jerusalem artichoke) 

was reserved only for men. Women were denied the pleasure 

because the artichoke was considered an aphrodisiac.

Garlic
grilled hanger steak, with a garlic jus

and roasted garlic mousse, potato swiss chard
Garlic loaded with an ingredient said 

to increase blood flow around the body.

Basil
salmon with basil creme over melted leeks
Basil’s sweet aroma is said to not only have a positive effect on mind 

and body, but an aphrodisiac effect, too.

Chocolate
*warm chocolate cake with irish coffee ice cream
Pure chocolate increases the same hormone 

(dopamine) associated with euphoria.

or
Creme Catalana 
*creme brûlée – can be substituted for chocolate dessert
Soothing on the tongue and sweet on the tooth.

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BYOB Mondays 

No corkage fee!

Isabella offers BYOB every Monday night, with no corkage fee.

It’s a wonderful and affordable way to experience Chef Mario Rodriguez-Feo’s farm-fresh, Mediterranean-inspired menu.

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

 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

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