Vi at Aventura’s new café recently opened to great accolades. Café Biscotti is an upscale breakfast, beverage and lunch venue that has been open for several months now at the community. According to Executive Chef Gonzalo Vasquez, it’s already been a huge success with residents.
“I can say that Café Biscotti has been a great addition to the point that we have expanded our hours of operation to include Sundays,” Vasquez said. “The café definitely offers an alternative for those residents and their family members who would like to grab a salad or a sandwich and sit to chat in a welcoming environment.”Chef Vasquez worked alongside John Vogelmeier, AVP of Food at Beverage at Vi, and Vi at Aventura’s Director of Dining Services Monika Slodownik to build the menu for the new space.
Café Biscotti features counter service with an espresso bar that also serves cappuccinos and a variety of herbal teas, breakfast and lunch offerings, and according to Vogelmeier, came to fruition due to a community need to have more to-go food options.“We were seeing a need for prepared and to-go foods at the community and thought this concept would be the ideal fit for Vi at Aventura residents as they come and go during the day,” Vogelmeier said. “Our vision was of a New York style deli with an espresso bar and I believe that concept was fulfilled in this unique and modern space.”
In addition to coffees and teas, menu items include breakfast sandwiches, frittatas, hot cereal and yogurt in the morning, and NY deli style sandwiches, salads, homemade soups, and flatbread pizzas for lunch. The café also features an outdoor area with year-round seating.Café Biscotti is the latest dining venue addition at the community, joining Royal Palm, and Calypso that are currently available for lunch and dinner services.