Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Eurasia Cafe and Wine Bar

I have wanted to write a review on Eurasia Café & Wine Bar on Laskin Road in Virginia Beach for quite some time but have always hesitated because part of me didn’t want the word to get out. Somewhere in my mind, I believe that I’m the only person that knows about this fantastic place. Logically, I know that is not the case and now it is time to help spread the word.

Eurasia blends European and Asian cuisine and in the process has created something extremely special. It has quickly become my favorite restaurant in Virginia Beach. I have been there several times to celebrate anniversaries, holidays and for absolutely no reason at all other than to enjoy a good glass of wine and a fantastic meal. The menu, which changes with the seasons, is filled with choices that will satisfy anyone’s taste buds. I especially love the Off the Hook “Rockafella” which combines the daily catch with fried oysters, creamed spinach with fontina, bacon, stravecchio and mashed potatoes. Other favorites include the scallops, pan seared pork and shrimp pot stickers, and the Hollywood’s Cobb Wrap, which combines all the ingredients of a cobb salad in a wrap. Delicious! Meredith, who is in charge of the Eurasia kitchen, does something wonderful with food. It goes beyond typical preparation. It shows imagination, spirit and a fundamental love for food. I have never met her, but I absolutely love her.

Eurasia also boasts an impressive wine selection and the menu lists various wine suggestions with each entree to make your choice that much easier. The staff is also very knowledgeable and helpful regarding wine selections. If you cannot find a wine to your liking, you also have the option of purchasing a bottle from the adjacent PJ Baggan and bringing it into Eurasia for a small cork fee.

The setting is cozy and seats about 40 guests. It is decorated with lovely artwork and intimate lighting. The restaurant is open until 9:00 pm during the week and 10:00 pm on the weekends so reservations are recommended. The staff at Eurasia are experienced and attentive and make the experience that much more pleasurable.

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