Metro Vancouver Lunch Rush: La Ghianda

Gorgonzola Omlette & Grilled Zucchini
Looking for a great sandwich or deli in Point Grey? You’ve found it.
A stint in Italy experiencing the power of the pasta-loving nation’s famed food had me identifying with the eight out of ten Italians under the age of 30 who still live at home with their mamma, no doubt, enjoying her delicious cooking. There’s something irresistible about the Latin culture’s cuisine.Lucky for Point Grey residents: La Ghianda, a new Northern Italian deli from the owners of nearby La Quercia, is open for business and they serve the real deal. That would be: fresh, simple, delicious fare.

My two-egg Gorgonzola Omlette ($10), served with an almost-doughy house made ciabatta bread, was unembellished, perfectly salted, and extra cheesy (the x-factor).

Bursting with natural juices and a strong lemony anchovy flavor were grilled zucchini slices on the side and a creamy textured eggplant (cooked the same) with kalamata olives in a pungent tomato sauce.

Cheese, cured meats, and other deli items are also available — ideal for picnic lunches.

La Ghianda
2083 Alma St.
This article was written for Metro Newspaper by contributing food columnist, Erin Ireland. 

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