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Cedar Flats Chico | Staff Picks: Food Edition

Crush Italian Cuisine and Lounge

Local Restaurant in Chico, CA

Is there a special occasion coming up that you would like to celebrate with good food? Are you in the Chico area? Do you want to eat Italian made with fresh local ingredients? Crush Italian Cuisine and Lounge, is a must.

What does Crush specialize in?

“Crush Dining Room and Lounge, a restaurant beyond any local experience, offers a unique combination of the traditional and the contemporary. Specializing in Italian Flavors mixed with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients creates a vibrant menu of dishes that embrace the energy and atmosphere of the restaurant. The atmosphere is contemporary and chic with soft lighting and an oversized lounge that makes each guest feel like part of the excitement. Savor the fusion of market fresh foods to a wine list with over 100 selections guaranteed to meet the most discriminating palate. Come enjoy and treat yourself to an unforgettable dining experience.”

(http://chicocrush.com/about-us/)

Dining Experience

The menu is very simple, but still has a lot of options for everyone.

To start off, you are served bread with a side of olive oil and balsamic. The bread is warm, soft on the inside, and has a slight crunch to it. It is to die for!

The entrée chosen for this visit was a simple yet delicious “margherita” pizza. It has fresh mozzarella, basil, and locally made olive oil. There sauce does not overpower the pizza, every ingredient is well balanced with each other. Also, there mozzarella cheese is like no other. The crust is also warm and has a slight crunch. You also have the option to add on a topping, but you won’t be disappointed if you don’t.

If you’re looking for something sweet, be sure to try the Passion Fruit Creme Brulee. This scrumptious dessert will leave you taste buds water for more. The taste of the passion fruit is perfectly paired with the raspberries and their homemade whipped cream. The caramelized sugar top leave you wanting more.  This desert is the perfect way to end your meal at Crush.