Wednesday, September 19, 2012
La V: Vietnamese Fusion - Downtown St. Petersburg, FL
La V Vietnamese Fusion couldn't be a better addition to downtown Saint Petersburg. A few tables outside for people watching, and inside, simple, elegant lines with beautiful artwork on the walls. Everyone walking in the door, along with ourselves, were greeted promptly on walking in the door the evening we were there. There are a number of chairs at the bar along with tables or booths at the back of the restaurant. We chose a table at the front of the restaurant so we could see the whole place. Our server arrived promptly with menus and gave us a couple of minutes to look them over.
We were delighted to see that along with the usual selection of wine one sees at most restaurants, they offered a French white, rose, and red. We are fond of French rose and find it is a good wine pairing for anything that has a hint of heat or spice, so we chose the lovely selection they offered from Provence, France. A good glass of wine in hand, we made our selections. We started with Shrimp Roll on Sugarcane and Fresh Tofu rolls. The shrimp rolls were very good, but I really loved the Fresh Tofu rolls with the fresh taste of mint inside and a yummy peanut dipping sauce. For our entrees, we ordered the Grilled Prawn on Vermicelli, Lemongrass chicken on vermicelli, and sesame beef on fried rice. All of our dishes were very good and it was hard to pick a favorite, but I have to say the sesame beef on fried beef was my favorite by a narrow margin and I loved the crisp vegetables served on the side of our entrees. I know this is going to be a new favorite of mine.
441 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL 33701