At a certain (as yet, undetermined) age, women find themselves taking half of their restaurant entrees home. More and more, restaurants are offering either half-size portions or, better yet, small-plate menus that are perfectly sized for smaller appetites.
Such a format is one of the successful components of the Zula Restaurant & Wine Bar business model. Zula is at 14th and Race, on the diagonal corner from the new OTR Washington Park. Parking in the underground is easy.
The Zula menu ranges from Hot Plates to Cold Plates to House Baked Artisan Z Breads. We were five women in number… wonderful and worldly… some out-of-towners, all newbies to Zula. We decided to each order one entrée of our own choosing, then a couple for the entire table to share. Great decision-makers.
So, French Classic Mariniere Mussels, Risotto with Fresh Peas and Asparagus, Roasted Beet Napoleon and Haricot Vert were complemented with a couple of artisan breads including Bulgarian Feta.
Just a bite or two of a super-svelte dessert… Lemon Verbena and Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Dried Fruit Compote. This is living.
Zula Restaurant & Wine Bar, 1400 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, 513.744.9852