A few of weeks ago, we were invited to try Centro Bar & Kitchen’s NEW menu! We had just gotten back from a weekend full of no-tech, so I was so excited to pick up my camera to get some shots of the new food and drinks! Let me tell you, it was amazing!
Check out the new menu (PS – I realize this is probably hard to fully read, but I really just love the look of the photo and Kit’s wedding band, so you can check out the clearer menu here):
Hibiscus Pisco Sour
Centro started us off with this Hibiscus Pisco Sour, which was pretty yummy! I am a very slow drinker though, and didn’t love how the flower petals started getting in my straw/in my mouth, but if you are a quick drinker, it is really good! Plus, the little details that Centro takes for the topping of the drink are amazing!
Hamachi + Ahi Poke
The first dish they brought out was the Hamachi + let me tell you, I do not like raw fish (with the exception of Ebi and Ahi – do those count?). However, I am always up for trying something new and this hamachi was so fresh and delicious, I could have eaten 10 more! Thanks for being partners with Sierra Gold Seafood – best fish here!
The second dish was the Ahi Poke and I was in HEAVEN. Seriously, I could eat this all day, every day. It was so fresh and the flavor palette was on point. Centro – ya got me, you stole my heart with this Ahi!
Kale Salad + Scallops
The next dish prepared was a Kale Salad. If you like Kale, this salad is for you! I am not a blueberry person nor do I like Blue Cheese, but oh.my.gosh – this combination was divine! I skipped the blueberries, but that whipped blue cheese with the grapes, almonds, and kale was so freaking good!
Okay, if you know me you know I love scallops – enter the next dish…YES YES YES! Scallops + jalapeños? Count me in. The scallop was amazing and so were the jalapeños! I’m not a huge fan of the corn and fennel, but I could dig it when paired with the scallop.
Hello tequila! If you love tamarindo infused bozal mezcal, tequila, lemon, grapefruit, and tamarindo syrup, this drink is for you! Let me tell you, they don’t skip you on the tequila here!
Pork Belly + Lamb Chops
Let me ask you, would you eat apples with your pork? Yeah, me either – then enter the Pork Belly dish from Centro. Why oh why do you have to taste so good? And why do apples complete this dish? Have the answers, yet? Because I don’t. The chef is so darn good.
Move on to the Lamb Chop. Anything with Ricotta Cheese or cheese in general, an Italian’s DREAM! This lamb chop melted in my mouth and the pairing with ricotta, cous-cous, and tomato – yep, we have a winner.
Vieux Carré + Donut Holes
Alright whiskey & cognac lovers – here’s a drink for you, yeah you, you sly, sly husband of mine. This is the perfect drink to pair with ITSELF. Drink it alone, drink two, drink three, drink it with some grub, just drink it. Kit loves this drink, I’m on the lighter side of alcohol in terms of taste, so he was happy to drink two!
Now let’s get to the finale. The donut holes. The berry compote. If you know me – I LOATHE donuts – the smell, the taste – not my jam. But these donut holes had more of a funnel cake tendency. They were yummy! I skipped the berry compote – hello blackberry allergy, but Kit said it was such a good combination!
Thank you again, Centro for having us! The new menu is rad and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for you, us, and our local Reno community.
Check out some behind-the-scenes from Instagram Stories during the new menu preview where we got to meet some local celebrities (like Edible RenoTahoe’s Amanda & Jackie and City of Sparks folks – not pictured because everyone’s enjoying the food!) There’s nothing like great food and good company!
xo, L + K