Tria advertises itself as a cheese, wine and beer bar; a place to celebrate these products equally. However, Tria excels in much more than these three culinary aspects. To experience Tria correctly, it is essential to learn how to balance the snacks, bruschetta, salads, sandwiches and sweets so that you can get a taste of all the specialties. (Side note: although it is not necessary, it is highly recommended to be a cheese lover to make the trip to Tria. Trust me, I’m lactose intolerant and it was well worth it).
The first item they bring out is the bruschetta. The bruschetta truly steals the show. Before going to Tria, people recommended all different kinds of bruschetta, insinuating that no choice is the wrong one. The impeccably toasted bread points perfectly complimented the different combinations on top. I recommend the eggplant caponata with pecorino pepato and the pistachio herbed ricotta with lavender honey bruschetta. Both of these fusions featured savory and sweet elements in a flawless balance.
The snacks came out next. Our order included warm, poached black mission figs with gorgonzola and prosciutto di Parma as well as the truffled egg toast with fontina fontal. These delicious “snacks”, which actually comprised sizeable portions, allowed us to taste many different types of cheeses, Tria’s proclaimed forte, in combination with other foods.
Next, the waitress brought out our arugula, beet, and goat cheese salad, which she kindly split in two to make for easy sharing. This salad included almonds and red onions, which created a crunchy and more flavorful spin on this typical dish.
To finish off our monstrous lunch, we ordered a Lancaster turkey, bacon and cheddar sandwich with tomato and herbed aioli. This twist on a turkey club became special because of the quality of the ingredients, particularly the bread.
Dessert and Coffee
Regretfully, we did not have room for the warm apple bread pudding, but instead finished our meal with a cappuccino to share.
As long as you order a balance from every section of Tria’s menu (if you are two hungry people – approximately two snacks, two bruschettas, one salad and one sandwich), I don't believe it can ever disappoint. Tria prides itself on creating the ultimate experience of cheese, wine and beer. However, Tria truly masters in the art of balancing a happy tummy and money well spent.