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Extra Virgin Restaurant Announces Top Five Italian Dishes

Extra Virgin Restaurant Announces Top Five Italian Dishes

 

According to the National Restaurant Association, 66 percent of adults say that their favorite restaurant foods are those that provide flavors and tastes that they cannot easily duplicate in their own kitchens. At Extra Virgin restaurant, they couldn’t agree more, noting that what brings their customers back time and again, in addition to the atmosphere, is taste sensations that most people would find difficult to duplicate at home.

“When people dine out, they want something special, something out of the ordinary that that will give them a great experience,” explains Chef Scott Jenkins, the executive chef at Arlington-based Extra Virgin restaurant. “That’s exactly what we aim to do at Extra Virgin. We want them to love the ambiance and entertainment, but the food is the focus and we want to make it amazing.”

Extra Virgin’s menu offers a wide array of modern Italian food, but they have announced their top five most popular dishes as being:

Tips for Using Tomatoes, And Why You Should

Tips for Using Tomatoes, And Why You Should

America is a country that loves its tomatoes. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, not only do we produce around $2 billion worth of tomatoes per year, making us the second largest tomato producing country in the world, but tomatoes are also the 4th most popularly eaten produced vegetable in the country (although technically it’s a fruit). There are a lot of health and taste reasons to use tomatoes; it’s just a matter of knowing which ones to use, and when.

“Tomatoes are the first major garden item to ripen,” explains Chef Scott Jenkins, the chef of Arlington-based Extra Virgin restaurant. “Tomatoes are so versatile and flavorful, the possibilities seem endless. It is truly the work horse of an Italian kitchen, from soups and salads to sauces and main entree features.”