Situated in Lahore's popular upscale restaurant and shopping district, Café Aylanto has become a name which represents high quality cuisine and refined sophistication. Café Aylanto promises an extraordinary experience of culinary sensation.

Café Aylanto brings together the characteristics of a cozy Mediterranean countryside escape with a new world fusionistic culinary touch. While the menu is mainly comprised of Mediterranean dishes, new items are frequently added to reflect various trends in international flavors and artistic presentation. From the adventurous exotic specialties to the traditional Italian pasta dishes, Café Aylanto presents an exclusive selection of favorites which can be enjoyed everyone.

Café Aylanto offers a unique dining environment with areas of the restaurant specifically catered to different tastes and requirements. Kids are welcome in the family dining area, which offers a non-smoking atmosphere and brighter lighting, making it more suitable for children and families. Guests who prefer a more quiet and romantic setting can choose to dine in the lounge area with plush sofa seating and low lighting. There is also an outside patio where guests can dine under the stars while enjoying the pleasant evening breeze. The patio area is equipped with mist fans to cool the summer evenings and heating lamps are in place for the cold, crisp winter nights. The patio can also be booked for private parties. The private dining room is also available which seats up to 15 persons and is a popular choice for corporate clients and small parties.

HISTORY

Café Aylanto began as an upscale deli serving gourmet sandwiches and delicacies using ingredients previously not offered in Pakistan, such as oysters, Italian gelato and authentic Italian coffees. The loyal clientele began to express a desire for more traditional Mediterranean dishes in addition to the current menu, and therefore pastas, steaks and various other entrées were introduced. Regular guests know their favorites and often request items from the original menu, such as the all-time favorite Chicken Avocado Sandwich and the Aylanto Grilled Burger. The kitchen staff is always honored to fulfill these requests and even whip up something special upon request.

CUISINE

Enjoy exceptional dishes which are unique to Aylanto, such as the Flame Grilled Tenderloin; a succulent steak topped with rocket leaves, drizzled in garlic infused olive oil and served with sautéed mushrooms and vegetable timbale, or The Fiery Chili Sole; a grilled fillet of sole marinated with roasted garlic, red chili and vinaigrette. The Pan Seared Norwegian Pink Salmon; olive and garlic crusted and served with cauliflower mousse and asparagus, pomelo vinegar and ginger kabayaki sauce. The Roquefort Cheese with Grilled Garlic and Rosemary; juicy and garlic baked with olive oil and Roquefort cheese, seasoned with rosemary sprigs and served with crusty French bread.

Monthly specials are designed while keeping seasonal produce and trends in mind. Café Aylanto sources the highest quality produce, both local and imported, to guarantee the most healthful and flavorful cuisine. In addition, all produce goes through a rigorous check by the executive chef to make sure it is up to Aylanto standards. All items and condiments on the menu are prepared in-house to ensure quality, and a wide range of herbs are home-grown to guarantee their freshness and robust flavors. Café Aylanto also has its own butchery, and a bakery which is responsible for all breads and desserts that are served in the restaurant.

Café Aylanto brings in experienced executive chefs from abroad from time to time to train the kitchen staff in order to keep up-to-date with international trends in the food and beverage industry. But most importantly, to create tantalizing dishes that continue to impress time and time again for all who visit Café Aylanto. Exclusive specialties include Chocolate Fondue, Entrecote Café de Paris (tabletop cooking) and imported steaks.

Comfortable surroundings, attentive service and outstanding cuisine are what one can expect at Café Aylanto. Comfortable couches arranged into private seating arrangements and the outdoor patio seating with heating lamps are available for your comfort and enjoyment. Whether you visit for a special weekend dinner for two, or for a memorable dining experience with family and friends, we look forward to your arrival at Café Aylanto.
 

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