Zazios in Birmingham
It’s never a great choice to rush your dining experience, so begin it all with one of Zazios starters. Highly recommended are the Seared Sea Scallops ($12) which are served with baby arugula, crisp artichokes, grana padano (a cheese similar to Parmigiana-Reggiano) and a truffle-balsamic vinaigrette. For those looking for something vegan or gluten free, the Minestrone ($6) is your choice for a hearty, but noodle-free soup.
Zazios tailors its menu based on the season, Eastern Market vendors, and the farmer’s markets of Birmingham and Rochester. For a lighter summer salad there is the Watermelon and Fennel ($10) with ricotta salata (cheese), Sicilian olive oil and balsamic.
Good for any time of the year a Pan-Seared Yellow Fin Tuna ($28) accompanied by a traditional Italian panzanella salad, topped with a salsa verde, or try the Alaskan Halibut ($29), served with wild mushrooms, asparagus, and a vermouth butter and wine sauce. Highly recommended is the Espresso Rubbed Duck Breast ($21), that’s paired with gnocchi, wild mushrooms, and pink peppercorn butter.
All of pastas are fresh and made in house, as are the pastries and desserts.
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