Introduction to the .NET Core REST API application

This is a sample .NET Core REST API application with CQRS, showcasing best coding practices and integrating with Azure and scaffolding for Amido Stacks.

The application implements Application Insights for performance management, and Cosmos DB is used for cloud persistence.

The application is designed as a restaurant menu application. Users can create a Menu. Menus can hold one or more Categories, and a Category holds menu Items. The API provides an interface for clients to create/update and delete any or all of the menu components.


For a clearer understanding on the output, there is a demo API hosted here.

As an example below is a Json response to illustrate the structure defined by the model.

"id": "296b3d1e-c8f0-4958-8138-bf191f633cbc",
"restaurantId": "a6f6a3e0-7a4c-4c0a-b7cf-6115b624c2e7",
"name": "Restaurant Menu",
"description": "Restaurant Menu Description",
"categories": [
"id": "ab6df204-572b-46ef-b5b5-75a6a6b47882",
"name": "Main Menus",
"description": "Main meals",
"items": [
"id": "5a63d477-11a6-454b-902e-f3794b723f0e",
"name": "Lasagna",
"description": "Pasta Item",
"price": 13.56,
"available": true
"enabled": true