Lake Eola newbie Tre Bambine has hired Anthony Albino, formerly of Santiago’s Bodega, as head chef. Good on them. Albino certainly has the chops to add a heady dose of creative punch to their newly opened kitchen.
Tre Bambine is a bàcaro style restaurant featuring cicchetti, or small bites, as well as flatbreads, paninis, fresh pastas, and craft cocktails. The menu will evolve with the availability of local, seasonal ingredients. Think Italian tapas. Think contemporary takes on classic Italian standards. Think Caprese Bites, Fresh Fig & Mozzarella Skewers, and Lasagna Cupcakes. Wait. Wait. (We’re still thinking about Lasagna Cupcakes).
There is a special brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays that includes cocktails crafted from Tre Bambine’s homemade Limoncello. A pretty mean looking Bloody Mary dubbed the Anti Pasta (with antipasto fixins’ skewered on top) sounds equally promising.
Tre Bambine, meaning “three little girls” in Italian, is named after the three daughters of founders, Jacquelyn and Terry Chan. Jacquelyn has a rich Italian heritage and a history with Italian restaurants that influences all aspects of the restaurant – from décor to menu items.
We’ve yet to dine at Tre Bambine but will soon. We love the location and have big cicchetti fans already onboard at Orlando Eats (London’s Polpo was a regular haunt of fellow food scribe Chew Chew). Already been? Let us know what you think.