On the Menu: Galettes, Tortas and Lidias
From French pastries to hand-crafted pizza, these Emerald Coast menu selections are sure to please even the most picky paletes this summer.
KaraBoo Bakery, Miramar Beach
Kick morning hunger to the curb and put some pep in your step with a stop at this quaint bakery. We indulged in a freshly baked galette prepared with savory spinach and tomato, while sipping on a gourmet cup of local fair-trade Amavida coffee. Owner and Pastry Chef Kara Enache, known for her incredible cakes, will customize pastry flavors, including vegetarian options, a delectable way to start the day. $5.70
Cactus Flower Cafe, Pensacola
Satisfying our craving for authentic Mexican fare made fresh to order using traditional family recipes, we snapped up the flavor packed Torta layered with shredded beef, avocado, greens, creamy cheese and spicy mayo, all stacked high on a golden toasted roll. An added bonus was the cup of warm tortilla soup, bursting with flavor that came on the side. Delicioso! $8.95
Sergio’s Little Italy, Grayton Beach
Owner Sergio Petrov claims, “the good pizza is here,” and after trying the Lidias we can see why. The pizza dough and sauce are made from scratch daily, the pizza hand-tossed then scattered with thinly sliced prosciutto, grilled chicken, pancetta, tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, mozzarella and stone fired to perfection. Named after Petrov’s mother, the divine combination of smoky flavors was delightful, and this coastal trattoria will soon become a culinary ritual. Buon appetito … y’all. $13.95