Wed, Jun 25 2014 08:19
|This is what perfection looks like.|
Ettore's European Bakery & Restaurant
Visits to Ettore’s always present me with culinary dilemmas: Special of the Day or Ettore’s Award-Winning Hamburger on their Cheddar Scallion Bun? Single-serving dessert, or cake for eight? Table seating, or a counter spot facing the kitchen that will make me crave every damn thing coming out of that kitchen? No matter the choice, the result will be the same: full belly, guaranteed satisfaction, and pure guilt until my next stint on the treadmill. One of the few authentic European-style bakeries in the area, Ettore’s is a go-to destination if you’re looking for decadent desserts made with the highest quality ingredients. From eclairs to cookies to princess cakes and seasonal offerings, each is made with exceptional attention to detail. Glossy fruit tarts behind the pastry case look magazine-ready. Anything with chocolate is superbly rich and dark, but not overly sugary. The same care is taken on the restaurant side. Offering one of the better Caesar salads in Sacramento, Ettore’s version is a meal in itself if you consume the accompanying basket of fresh-baked bread (good enough not to share). The aforementioned Award-Winning Hamburger is legendary, and cooked to rare perfection if requested. That seasoned patty, juicy and dripping from a housemade bun will put others to shame.
Come for the gourmet restaurant fare, stay for the wildly unique dessert selections. You can work it all off tomorrow.