La Vida Vegan: Charmed by Parm
We try the Melanzana alla Parmigiana at Civico 1845
Melanzana alla Parmigiana (traditional Italian eggplant parmigiana)
Civico 1845, 1845 India Street, Little Italy
Tucked in the heart of Little Italy, Civico’s prime location allows for people-watching outside, or indoor dining with a lively, bustling atmosphere as the gregarious and gorgeous Italian staff greets guests. Bellissima!
Recipe for Success:
This is the best vegan dish I have tasted yet. As part of Civico’s new plant-based menu option, the plate features thinly sliced eggplant, stacked and baked until tender. The marinara sauce is thick, sweet, and just a tad acidic. The vegetable tower is topped with a nut-based cheese that any non-vegan could easily confuse for ricotta—silky, soft, and delicious.