BRIO Tuscan Grille: New “Moderno” Menu at Irvine Spectrum Center

On June 28, 2016, BRIO Tuscan Grille launched a new “Moderno” menu to evoke Italian traditions of sharing, good times with family and friends, and Tuscan-style cuisine using the finest and freshest ingredients. It features 13 new entrees: small plates for two, three, or four people to share, two-course lunch plates, renewed drink selection, and chic menu design to showcase Tuscan dining.

Here’s are some menu items to try:

Raspberry Mojito ($7.75) is made with Bacardi Raspberry Rum, fresh lime, muddled mint and raspberries served on the rocks. It is a refreshing cocktail with a great raspberry flavor. Rating: 4.5/5

Brûléed Parmesan Crème ($7.95) is served with balsamic roasted grapes and grilled ciabatta. This appetizer is dessert-like with the brûléed sugar atop the parmesan crème which presents itself like beautiful stained glass. The balsamic roasted grapes give it an earthiness along with a sweet, tangy flavor. Together, the flavor profile is reminiscent of a cheesecake or crème brûlée. Rating: 4.2/5

Burrata & Ciabatta ($10.95) is creamy fresh mozzarella, roasted tomato, EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), and grilled ciabatta. This is a fresh and tasty appetizer. The flavor profile is reminiscent of a margarite pizza with the creamy burrata and sweet tomato along with the herbaceous savory notes from the garlic and basil. Rating: 4.3/5

Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts (can be chosen as a side for “The Grille” entrees) is mixed with applewood bacon, capers, pecans, and Reggiano. This is a very tasty side item. The roasted Brussels sprouts flavor along with the saltiness from the bacon and capers work really well together. A touch more parmesan would make it perfect. Rating: 4.3/5

Espresso Rubbed Ribeye ($32.50) is a 16-ounce bone-in ribeye. The steak is a little chewy at medium rare. The espresso rub is only apparent by a few grinds on found topped on the steak, not in its flavor. The espresso should add an earthiness and roasted, almost smoky flavor to the steak – maybe if it were marinated in an espresso brine. The rub also needs some salt to bring the beef flavor forward. Rating: 4/5

Balsamic Braised Beef Short Rib ($22.95) is served with butter basted wild mushrooms, roasted carrots, and cauliflower puree. The beef short rib is so tender that you have no need of a knife. The cauliflower puree is surprisingly wonderful. It has the texture of creamy grits but lighter. Rating: 5/5

Whether you’re out shopping at Irvine Spectrum, meeting up with friends after work, or just looking for a nice place for dinner, make sure BRIO Tuscan Grille is on the top of your list.

Atmosphere: 5 out of 5 stars
Décor: 5 out of 5 stars
Service: 5 out of 5 stars
Food: 4 out of 5 stars

For more information:
Brio Tuscan Grille
774 Spectrum Center Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618

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