Richmond Times-Dispatch / Restaurant review: Internationally inspired, locally sourced at Tazza Kitchen in Midlothian

Tazza Kitchen operates from a highly specific concept: to serve food made with quality ingredients found locally and regionally, and inspired by the owners’ travels to California’s Baja Peninsula and the Mediterranean. When you dine at Tazza Kitchen in Midlothian, you’re eating foods from local providers, such as Prairie Grain Bread Co. in Midlothian, Urban Choice Mushroom Farm in Scott’s Addition and Avery’s Branch Farms in Amelia Court House.

The dinner menu, creative and wide-ranging, offers plenty of choices in appetizers, salads, pizzas, tacos and entrées. Try the brick-oven Brussels sprouts ($7). The sweetness of the roasted sprouts is paired with the saltiness of smoky tomato purée and bacon jam, the result of cooking bacon and then reducing it with other ingredients until it’s thick and jammy. Pickled mustard seeds add vinegary tartness, yet another layer of flavor.

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