Monday, August 29, 2011

Buon Cibo Photo Recap & Review

Magnifico! Splendido! Eccellente! That about sums up my feelings on Buon Cibo, my newest favorite restaurant in Hernando, MS…and possibly the world. Josh and Katie Belenchia might have created stampeding hord of pizza and sandwich loving Memphians racing south of the border for some Buon Cibo, which is Italian for good food. If that analogy makes me a cow, then let me say “Mooo!  Mooove on outta my way, I gotta get another slice of one of those pizzas!”

Our gathering at BC was one of my all time favorites. Josh and Katie just made us feel like one of the family. They came out spoke to the group, explained what we would be eating, answered any questions we may have had about the food or the restaurant. They both were very attentive, coming out multiple times throughout the meal to check on us and make sure the food was all right.

To say their food is all right is akin to saying Louis Kahn’s Kimbell Museum or Exeter Library are nice buildings, or for the non-architecure folk out there, saying the Mona Lisa is a pretty picture. What Josh and Katie are doing in their kitchen is a work of art. The food was amazing, and plentiful. Our menu consisted of the following.

foodiememphis tasting menu:
coconut chicken noodle soup

The Cuban
The meatloaf sandwich
The Reuben
The turkey and cheese

nesbit- meat pizza with marinara
clarksdale - bbq chicken pizza
oxford - kalamata marinara, chicken, pepperoncini, pepperoni
hernando - pepperoni pizza
como - four cheese pizza
cleveland - vegetable pizza
starkville - mushroom with arugula and balsamic syrup
biloxi - three cheese sauce with ham and pineapple, jalapeños
fig and proscuitto (may be available, depending on figs)

dessert: katie’s home made tiramisu


Exit Survey Result Highlights

What dish(s) did you Like? 
”The soup was the bomb!”
“meatloaf sandwich and the soup”
“let me think…the soup”
Clarksdale and the Cuban sandwich!”
“Cuban and the Meatloaf Sandwich…oh, I almost forgot the soup! ”
“Dessert was GREAT!”
“Fig Pizza all the way! Chicken soup”
“I ate too much…I can’t remember”
Biloxi pizza”
What was your favorite part of the evening?
“Seeing old foodie friends as well as meeting new foodies”
“Meeting new people and having a good time”
”Eating, eating, and eating. Oh yeah, eating.”
“the never-ending dishes”
“josh introducing himself  to us and then coming out to check on us later”
“camaraderie – friends & food”
“The food, I really like this place! Will be back, for sure ”
“the fellowship”
“watching them make special pizza for someone w/ a dairy allergy”

The winner of the "Group Favorite Award" is...

The Meatloaf Sandwich!  I don't know why our group has a tendency to vote for veggie dishes as the Group Favorite, but the Meatoaf Sandwich was the clear cut Group Favorite this go around. It received 7 more votes than the second place Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup. This was one AMAZING sandwich. It received my vote for group favorite, and no that is not why it won. it is just that good.

Please go by and pay Josh and Katie a visit. They are two of the nicest folks you will ever meet, and they also know how to run a great restaurant. Their Slogan is "Know Your Roots, Eat Local" They support local farmers and produce at their restaurant. Fresh ingedients = tasty meals. Look out for Josh and Katie at your local farmers market, you might find out that night's special a little early!

Hernando is only a 15 minute drive from downtown Memphis, so don't let that deter you. BC is worth the drive. For once it is good to go with the herd. While you are driving, look for me, because I'll probably be headed down there for another meatloaf sandwich!  

Buon Cibo
2631 McIngvale Rd

Hernando, MS 38632

Hours: Tues-Sat 11AM-9PM

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