Foresta is an upscale Mediterranean restaurant with an Italian flair in Abingdon, Virginia. It has become one of our favorite places to enjoy a delightful meal in comfortable surroundings with excellent service.
Abingdon has always been one of my favorite small towns to visit. The respectful preservation of early American architecture makes one feel like you are stepping back in time.
My look included elements I’ve owned for two or three years, so you’ve seen them all before. The navy jacket is by Clara Sunwoo. The tank is from Chico’s. The ankle jeans are from Talbots. The block-heeled sandals are about three years old by Sam Edelman. Finally, the straw bag was from T.J. Maxx years ago, and I tucked the strap inside to carry it as a clutch.
The unique artwork on display throughout the restaurant is for sale.
An aperitif (a word from the Latin aperire, “to open”) is a light, most often dry, modestly alcoholic beverage meant to spark the appetite without overwhelming the senses.
The bread is worth the hour drive! Cloves of roasted garlic are stuffed between slices of French bread, lightly toasted, and drizzled with olive oil and fresh herbs. The whipped butter on the side is infused with fresh herbs as well.
My Linguine with mushrooms, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts was a delight.
Mr. Mickey enjoyed the halibut again. It is one of his all-time favorites.
The Italian Cream Cake with strawberries and blueberries is so delicious!
We look forward to revisiting Foresta since it remains near the top of our list of favorite restaurants.