Sampling Small Plates At The Enoteca Bar at Mama Ginas
Small plates are popular in today’s restaurant scene. And while Mama Gina’s offers a traditional dining room and menu, we prefer to head for Mama’s Enoteca Bar for the wide variety of small plates on the Happy Hour menu.
The best part is that Happy Hour at Mama Gina’s runs from 4PM until closing every day; rather than call it Happy Hour we call it a Small Plate Opportunity! The bar menu offers a wide variety of small plates with most priced at only $5 and none more than $8.
First we munched on a nice basket of bread with rosemary focaccia and tangy olive tapenade. Next up was the Insalata “Elegante” with mixed greens, beets and goat cheese. I highly recommend Mama’s Gnocchi Gorgonzola – little pillows of heaven for $5!
Small Plate Varieties And Value
The Enoteca Bar small plate menu is quite extensive which can make sampling the variety of dishes a lot of fun. Happy Hour wine is $5 with pints of beer at $3.50. You’ll find a small patio out front.
We recommend that you come for the gnocchi and risotto and stay for desert. You can walk around El Paseo afterwards to burn it all off with a little window-shopping. Note that the Enoteca Bar is quite busy on Friday and Saturday nights. Mama Gina’s is located at 73705 El Paseo, Palm Desert, (760) 568-9898.