Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Getting To Know...Vesta

On the unlikely corner of 30th avenue and 21st street, a quiet revolution is happening right here in Astoria. The owners of Vesta, long time Astorians, loved the slow food movements happening in neighborhoods like Williamsburg and Carroll Gardens, but found Astoria lacking in such options. With a commitment to our neighborhood, the owners opened Vesta, a restaurant committed to organic (when possible), locally grown, and seasonal foods. I know I personally would be lost without Vesta. Their rotating menu often seems scary at first (where did all those favorites go?) but soon you find a fantastic, seasonally appropriate new dish to swoon over! While you're there, don’t miss the Baby Jesus Cake, a lightly caramelized date cake that is quite possibly one of the best dishes in Astoria, the rotating selection of art, often by local artists, and Vesta's to die for wine selection.

In their spare time, the guys like to check out the movies at Socrates, dinners Mundo and Sweet Afton, or drinks at Hell Gate Social Club.

(ps- they tell me to be on the lookout for a new venture in the coming year…perhaps a new American Bistro and bar! Woo-hoo!)

Vesta
2102 30th Ave
(718) 545-5550

3 comments:

melissa said...

I LOVE Vesta! Never had a bad meal..all of the dishes are excellent and the owners are very nice!

Foodista said...

You and me both - Vesta is one of my ultimate faves. The Baby Jesus cake is out of control and their hospitality is second to none. This is THE gem of our nabe.

Alice in Wonderland said...

They have a fabulous brunch as well! It may be al a carte, but it's well worth it!!! (the BEST brunch pizza in the hood)