Over the weekend I made my friend and I a surprise birthday dinner reservation at Palio’s in downtown Ann Arbor, MI. After extensively reviewing the menu nothing really quite stood out to us so we decided to just get an appetizer each.
My friend decided to order the Insalata Caprese (First Picture) composed of fresh mozzarella, beefsteak tomatoes, balsamic syrup, basil oil and sea salt. The tomatoes were a bit firm but that turned out to work in her favor when attempting to scoop cheese and basil onto the fork.
I chose their Bruschetta Palio (Second Picture - Of which had been half eaten because I was starving!) which consisted of tomatoes, roasted garlic and mozzarella cheese and was served on warm toasted bread. It was quite fresh and had just the right amount of kick.
Just before leaving and grabbing the check, I snuck away to mention to our waiter that it was my friends birthday and he returned with a rather large Tiramisu, lit candle and all! Unfortunately we devoured it too quickly to take a picture.
Price including tip was only around $20.