As the temperature rises, Villanova’s Avenue Kitchen is the place to be for traditional summertime favorites with a little something extra. Light and uncomplicated, executive chef Gregory Smith’s seasonal menu features fresh flavors without all the fuss. We recommend you save a seat to try these four new dishes:
Grilled BBQ Shrimp + Summer Corn Salad. Crunchy coolness is infused into every bite of this dish, featuring sliced fennel, pickled red onion and cilantro. Find it on the appetizer menu.
Pesto Pizza. Does anything say summertime more than basil and tomatoes? Avenue Kitchen’s pie is slathered with fresh pesto and then stacked with heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.
Ricotta Gnocchi Pomodoro. For a pasta dish that won’t weigh you down, place your order for this entree, spiked with basil and shaved Parmesan cheese.
Grilled 10 oz Pork Chop. A bit heartier but still in keeping with the spirit of summer, this entree is served atop pine nut couscous with golden raisins and garnished with spicy pineapple chutney and micro cilantro.
Avenue Kitchen continues to be a standout among diners on the Main Line, who applaud the restaurant’s accessible yet sophisticated menu, stellar craft/seasonal cocktail selection, exhaustive wine list and wide-ranging beer choices.
Find Avenue Kitchen at 789 E. Lancaster Ave. in Villanova. For more info, call (610) 525-3950 or visit www.avekitchen.com