We recently dined at Fortina in Armonk. The eatery owned by Christian Petroni, who is also the chef behind the Fortina group of restaurants which feature classic New York Italian dishes and pizza. Recently Fortina has embraced the plant based trend in dining and has rolled out two new dishes, meatless Meatballs and meatless Chicken Parm.
The meatless “meat” is the product of Hungry Planet They provide the plant based meat, which then Chef Petroni transforms into his dishes with his own touch of sauces and spices. We understand the recipe is almost the same as the traditional meat version that is on the menu. We were curious to see how it tasted.
The plant based meatballs were soft and delicious and had a texture very similar to ground meat. The delicious blend of spices and marinara sauce complemented the dish and we were pleasantly surprised. It was that good.
The plant based Chicken Parm was the star of the show as it looked, sliced and tasted exactly like traditional Chicken Parm. We had to check with the waitress to see if they brought the incorrect order. It was fantastic with light breading and served with marinara. We would order this dish again.
We understand more meatless dishes are in the works including Italian sausage which we look forward to tasting in a future visit. For the vegetarian of healthy eater in your party there are plenty of options, including pasta, Broccoli Rabe, Wood Fired Cauliflower, Wood fired Carrots and a Wood Roasted Veggie Platter for two.
Naturally, Fortina has not strayed from its traditional fare which has made the restaurants so popular. Wood fired pizzas, pastas, rib eye steak, regular Chicken Parm, Spaghetti and Meatballs and Pork Braciole all remain cornerstones of the menu.
We were excited to try the new plant based dishes coming now on the menu at Fortina and look forward to their new items.
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