Lovebirds flock to Caffe Aroma for Italian cuisine in Buffalo's Amherst district.
Caffe Aroma does not prepare their menu with low-fat items, though, so those following a strict diet may have better luck elsewhere.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Caffe Aroma, known for its laid-back ambience.
Caffe Aroma prides itself in its delicious catering.
Keeping dinner under $20 is no small feat, but it is entirely possible at Caffe Aroma.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Caffe Aroma, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
Williamsville, NY. The early 20th century. A man guides his family’s horse-drawn carriage through the flurries of snow sweeping across their circular driveway before coming to a halt in front of a striking two-story home. The ride was long and chilly, but inside, homey warmth awaits. Today, teleportation discs may have replaced the horse and buggy, but travelers still traverse the same driveway in search of a warm welcome. Now the home of Parings Wine Bar, the turn-of-the-century house reflects the goal that owner Shelia Paolini shared with the Amherst Bee’s Jessica Finch: “We want it to feel like you are coming into a living room, that you are at home, not at a bar.”
As soon as guests push open the bright-red front door, they enter a space that combines the comfort of a lived-in family room with the gourmet flavors found at traditional wine bars. Lit by flat-screen TVs and a cozy fireplace, guests peruse Chef Scott Martin’s ever-changing menu, which often features mediterranean nachos, lobster mac 'n' cheese, and horseradish beef tenderloin. Resident sommelier Alphonso DiMono’s wine list, which culls vintages from global wineries from Australia to France to California, perfectly complements the chef's creations. The bar’s mixologists also shake up more than 20 martinis infused with treats such has espresso vodka, Godiva white-chocolate liqueur, and pumpkin puree. As they sip and eat, guests can also join in special event nights that include art shows, live music, and happy hours that feature 20 types of wine for just $20 per bottle.
From its charming Bryant Street storefront, Trattoria Aroma serves up authentic boot-country fare using local and organic products whenever possible. Launch a decadent dining experience with an order of peppercorn-seared pork belly, served with a cracked egg, sweet-pea pesto, and shaved parmesan ($9), or opt for the crispy fried artichoke hearts over parsley pesto ($7). Gourmet pizzas ($12+) and house-made pastas, such as the lobster ravioli with fried leeks and brandy cream ($21), offer sophisticated twists on familiar flavors, while Trattoria Aroma's meaty fare perks up frownful Florentines. Poultry loyalists exchange regal high-fives over juicy bites of chicken saltimbocca, a fragrant sage- and prosciutto-enhanced dish with asparagus, roasted potatoes, and a white-wine-lemon sauce ($22). Vela osso bucco Milanese, with saffron-parmesan risotto and gremolata ($29), offers a marrowful meal for opulent meat-lovers and makes an ideal accompaniment for any of the fermented favorites off of Trattoria's award-winning wine list.
Inside the kitchen at Gramma Mora’s, cooks flip sizzling shrimp and assemble four-cheese enchiladas, preparing succulent entrees that earned the restaurant the title of Best Tex-Mex Eatery in Buffalo from the readers of Artvoice in 2011. Seated at tables inset with tile, diners can taste dishes made from century-old recipes passed down through the Mora family. A vibrant mural of a Mayan pyramid in a lush jungle decorates one wall, next to guests consuming pork smothered in green-chili sauce or steak chimichangas. Caramel-glazed flan and lime margaritas provide notes of sweetness for diners who otherwise would have had to carry scoops of ice cream to the table in their pockets.
In the 2001 movie Osmosis Jones, Bill Murray's character dreams of attending the National Buffalo Wing Festival. Although that made for an amusing plot point, there was a problem: at the time, no such festival existed. When Buffalo native Drew Cerza heard about this oversight, he realized that it was a wrong that needed righting. He threw his inaugural festival that same year, and the rest is meaty, sauce-slathered history. Now, every Labor Day weekend, wing fans flock to Buffalo, and they usually bring their appetites to chow through one million-plus wings over the duration of the festival.
At each festival, restaurant representatives travel to Coca-Cola Field to share their tastiest, hottest sauces with festivalgoers. A select group of buffalo wing purists participate in the festival's traditional and creative sauce competitions, whipping up sauces onstage before serving their concoctions to a panel of local celebrity judges. The sauce-off is one of the festival's many contests, which also include wing eating competitions and bobbing for wings in a pool of blue cheese.
Aside from the many wing-based events, the festival features entertainment ranging from live music to live quiz shows. In 2006, the festival even hosted a wedding, fulfilling every father's fantasy of grabbing a snack as he accompanies his daughter down the aisle.
Visit Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Buffalo's Central Business District.
Taste comes first on the menu here, so low-fat chow is a world away.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant's menu.
Round up your coworkers and head to Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant for happy hour.
Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant and order great food.
Wifi access is totally free at Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
To get seated fast on a weeknight, you may want to call ahead and make a reservation — after-work crowds can fill the place up.
Shake off the stiff workday duds at Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant — attire is casual.
Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Street, garage and valet parking options are located near Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant.
The menu at Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.