Food loving Pakistanis are ready to hit a café or restaurant at any time of the day – not only when they’re hungry, but sometimes just to spend some time with friends and family. This trend was once again witnessed when a newly relocated Tuscany Courtyard Italian restaurant made its way to the capital’s food scene again with a bang at a Red carpet launch hosted by Natty and top Models Kiran, Kanwal, Ammara and Sabeen and handled by Islamabad’s most famous PR Guru Rezz Aly Shah of Rezz PR and Events . Located in the heart of Islamabad’s Posh Kohsar Market area, the expansive three storied Tuscany Courtyard had the main road blocked as Islooites rushed to get inside. The restaurant, which has been designed by Ali Umer Alvi, has two spacious floors.
There is also seating outside for those who want to take in the view and weather which is a trend in the upscale Kohsar Market. Inside, the restaurant has walls painted in subtle tones of beige and terracotta with big wide-paned windows that make one feel like they are sitting in an Italian villa. Owners Khurram Khan ,Sikander Bakhtiar, Aamir Rashid decided to Re open this restaurant after huge demand of Islooites and food lovers of the Capital and beyond . Tuscany name inspired the owners after their trip to Tuscany, a small village in Italy. Inspired by freshly baked, thin crust pizza and other Italian delicacies, the trio decided to open a place which would serve authentic Italian food instead of the regular desi/continental food most restaurants in Pakistan serve.
"We have completely original Italian recipes, with a wide variety ranging from two tomato bruschettas to thin crust, specialty pizzas. We also have a proper Italian bakery on the premises," said Khan. "The best thing is that in Islamabad you can make use of the view and weather, which creates the best ambience for a restaurant." " I love Tuscany Courtyard and I feel my favourite place in Islamabad just re opened in Kohsar made me happiest person in the capital" noted Ayesha Khan a regular Tuscany goer . Once again the patrons can look forward to savory tastes and amazing service.
Tuscany is going to offer value, taste and joy to those who seek a touch of the extraordinary in Italian cuisine. At Tuscany the offering menu items are sure to be with a wide range and will include dishes with bold flavors and fresh ingredients that can be enjoyed with absolute delight. And everything on offer will be relevant and delicious to modern Pakistani families and the diplomats from overseas. The executive Chef at Tuscany, is a graduate from the Culinary Arts School in Switzerland and after working in 5 star restaurants in Dubai has taken over the helm at Tuscany. Of course the whole menu and the recipe perfection is done by none other than Mr. Khurram Khan, who has decades of experience in the food industry and is a master chef himself. The new location at Khosar market has ample seating both indoors and outdoors.
It offers unique ambiance of an outdoor street café as well as roof top courtyard ambiance. Not to forget the rooftop offer amazing views of the Margalla hills. The restaurant is ideal for any type of social events as well as special occasions with large gathering, both of which can be offered private spaces. The fabulous Menu and a must for all to try out are the Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad , the Beef Carpaccio, Two Tomato Bruschetta, a huge choice of Thin crust Italian specialty pizzas with choice of whole wheat or white crust, chicken and buffalo Paninis , Bianco, Rossos, polo Passanos, with a range of pastas from Spicy Fettuccine to Penne Mozzarella to Penne Arabiata to Fettuccine Alfredo.
The steaks are highly recommended from Wild Shitake Mushroom to Whiskey River steak. And not to miss out on the Szechuan prawns, Prawns in garlic sauce and the Oven baked fish. The list goes on and you have to visit and check it out yourself. The special dishes to look forward to are Wild Shiitake Mushroom Steak, Hot fudge skillet brownie, Bread and Butter pudding, Thai fiery Chicken, Tuscany special Pizza (Staggioni), Mushroom Melt Burger and Avocado & Shrimp Salad. And a must try should be their signature dishes the Grilled chicken with Jalapeno sauce and Polo Tuscan. For the desserts, hot fudge skillet brownie and bread & butter pudding would be a must order. Service, as always, should be superb and while the interior is exquisitely done (yes we did have a peak), the table settings have a comfort loaded touch of their own. And you need to keep in mind, that no matter what the occasion, Tuscany is available for social events that range from elegant to casual.
Red carpet launch hosted by Natty and top Models Kiran, Kanwal, Ammara and Sabeen and handled by Islamabad's most famous PR Guru Rezz Aly Shah of Rezz PR and Events .