The Wonderful (Small Plate) World of Women

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Just a bite or two of a super-svelte dessert… Lemon Verbena and Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Dried Fruit Compote.  This is living.

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Zula Restaurant & Wine Bar, 1400 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, 513.744.9852

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2 Responses to The Wonderful (Small Plate) World of Women

  1. Pat Magee says:

    Thanks for choosing the place for us, Linda. The food was fantastic! Loved the artisan breads. If I were reviewing it, the only thumb partly down was the noisy atmosphere via high-ceilinged, wooden floored setting but that certainly didn’t spoil the meal! Wait staff was amazing, too.

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