Happy Monday everyone!
Gotta love the start of a new week, no? 😉
Well I have a fabulous restaurant review for you today that will hopefully entertain you for at least a few and make your Monday tastefully brighter?!
Last night The Man and I had dinner with both his parents and my parents at A Taste of Italy, a restaurant owned & operated by one of his good friends!
Of course I had to sport my new dress for the occassion, obviously 😛
Everything we had was absolutely delicious, and since it had been some time since we’d had really good Italian food out, this was definitely a treat!
Note: their website only contains a sample menu, once we got there we realized that there were so many dishes to choose from! So some of the descriptions below had to be written from memory best that I could…
I’ll take you through the meal start to finish, how about it?
Bruschetta – toasted garlic bread topped w/chunks of fresh tomatoes, basil, olive oil and mozzarella cheese
Served warm and toasty, this was superb.
Fried Mushrooms – served with homemade marinara sauce
The smudged marinara sauce is a result of butter fingers over here dropping her camera into the marinara sauce plate haha oooops! Official food blogger now, no?
This dish was my favorite of the night 🙂 The warm freshly fried mushrooms dipped in a most outstanding tomato sauce was seriously pure bliss for my mouth!
Side salad – served w/ homemade Italian dressing
Loved the dressing, mmmmm!
Eggplant Rollatini – Eggplant rolled around ricotta cheese topped with marinara & more cheese (best description from what I remember) served over pasta
This was my entree and it was richly fabulous in every sense of the word, their marinara sauce is truly delicious and enough said with the cheese & eggplant combo 😀
Pasta Fra Diavolo – a spicy marinara served w/ shrimp, scallops, peppers and olives (once again, best description based on what I can remember)
This was The Man’s entree and of course I snuck a taste, it was fantastic as well!
Other dishes ordered by the table, all with rave reviews:
- Eggplant parmigiana
- Veggie lasagna w/ meat sauce (only my Dad would request this, love him! 😉 )
- Veggie lasagna
- Penne a la vodka
And there may or may not have been a few bites of cannoli to top things off as well, just sayin’ 😛
All in all it was a great time out, a few drinks, some great food and fantastic company really made for a perfect end to the weekend. We will definitely be eating here again!
Alright, with that I’m out… enjoy your Monday and see you back tonight for perhaps another Italian inspired dinner 😉