The Best Vegetarian Food at Cucina Rustica
Who said vegetarian food has to be boring? This week is National Vegetarian Week which takes place between 14th – 20th May this year. It highlights that eating veggie food can be exciting and delicious despite all the myths. And if you’re a big fan of Italian food, there’s lots of exciting vegetarian Italian food for you to try at Cucina Rustica in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.Food trends are always changing and with more and more of us being food conscious for various reasons from health to environmental, choosing a ’meat free’ diet is becoming ever popular.
We can all agree that there are few things more wonderful in this life than a giant bowl of pasta for dinner or lunch (accompanied by wine, of course!) So, when it comes to meat-free Italian favourites, our love for pasta knows no boundaries. Italian food is renowned for being hearty, rich with vegetables and providing pure comfort.
Mushrooms are a trend for dishes this year and at Cucina, we have incorporated a number of various mushroom varieties into several tasty dishes on our menu alongside other creative dishes that will appeal to even meat eaters. All ingredients are sourced locally and fresh daily – a recipe for success surely?
Here are just a few of our favourite vegetarian dishes on the menu at present…
MELANZANE ALLA PARMIGIANA
This beauty of a dish is made with deliciously rich layers of roasted aubergine, pecorino, tomato, basil and mozzarella. Aubergine, pecorino, tomato, basil and mozzarella. It’s great for those days when you just want something rich, filling and cheesy to start.
RISOTTO CON FUNGHI
Our Risotto Con Funghi combines hearty and filling risotto with mixed mushrooms and asparagus in a light and silky cream sauce. Guaranteed to leave you smiling on the inside!
If you fancy something fresh and colourful, go for our Insalata Tri-Colore. A deliciously light salad with avocado, beef tomato, buffalo mozzarella, mixed leaves, rocket and a basil dressing.
We can’t not mention pizza! You can go classic Margherita or head straight for our Pizza Romana. It comes topped with mixed vegetables, tomato sauce, mozzarella pecorino cheese and fresh rocket. All our pizzas are made to order so if you can’t find your favourite vegetarian topping here, feel free to ask and we’ll make the pizza of your dreams happen!
Our Special Menu changes regularly and is filled with delicious Italian dishes made with the freshest ingredients. There’s usually always a tasty vegetarian treat you can get your teeth into like this Ravioli al Tartufo. It’s a delicious truffle and cheese filled pasta with a creamy sauce.
Want something different? Just Ask!
If you like the look of one of our non-vegetarian dishes and would like us to make it meat-free for you, just ask! We can replace the meat, chicken or fish in some of our non-veggie pasta dishes with the fresh vegetables we have. If there is a meaty pizza you’re keen on, swap out the meat for some extra vegetables. Or, if you’d like us to prepare something special with the vegetarian ingredients we have and our authentic Italian touch, we’ll create something for you like our grilled vegetables marinated with olive oil, garlic, fresh mint and a hint of chilli. And if you give us a little notice beforehand, it really helps us create something extra special for you!
So, vegetarian or not, why not give some of our delicious veggie dishes a try? Pay us a visit at Cucina Rustica. We’re based in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham!