Coming Soon: Free Book

Coming Soon: Free Book
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

What do you see?

That wasn't the title that I was planning on typing but when I saw the picture uploaded from my phone, I thought it looked like one of those pictures that they show you when they are doing a psychological test. 

Extra-virgin olive oil, Balsamic vinegar, and shredded Parmesan cheese 
Okay, yes again I am writing about food!  We found the best Italian restaurant.  Bella Vita Bistro with Chef Adrian in Wichita, Kansas. 

Now that I've shared a little bit of the food, I will share the impressive decorating.  This wall and around the doors are actually a wall-paper and faux-painting technique.  From a distance it looks real.  Then when you get closer you say, oh it is painted.  When you touch it, you realize that it is slightly more than that.  Someone has cut out pieces of a textured wall paper very carefully in perfect pattern and keeping the lines precise put it on a grayish-blue wall that was painted inconsistently to give the impression of cement.  The wall paper pieces have highlighting on the left and top and low lighting painted on the right and bottom.

The bricks around the painting are faux-bricks with a similar technique to the side wall in the close-up photo.  In the next room over, they put up small patches of a smooth wall-paper that looks like brick and textured over it.  Then painted the texture to make it look like a fresco wall that is falling off with bricks behind.

Bella Vita Bistro
Oh, I'm not finished yet.  For the main meal, I had chicken Alfredo Parmesan. It was very delicious. 
The three of us decided to share a dessert.  I thought it only made sense to choose the cannoli since it came so beautifully plated with three small portions. It was a nice level of sweetness and one piece each was perfect for sharing.  The rose shaped strawberry was a nice visual touch.

Dessert - Cannoli with an open Rose shaped Strawberry

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