On Tuesday, we met up with Chefs P & p for dinner. The Cat was trying to find a noodle place that was suitable for all of us. It seems like Asian noodle dishes like ramen, pho, mein, etc. are not the chefs first choices (they’re French after all). Romano’s Macaroni Grill at the mall was chosen as a compromise (location, food, etc.).
Appetizers included fried calamari (sorry, no picture), Caesar salad (family style),
and deep-fried macaroni and cheese balls.
The mac and cheese balls were accompanied with a truffle dip (the stuff on the left of the balls). The mushrooms were stuffed with hot Italian sausage, goat cheese, spinach, and breadcrumbs. I thought it was the best appetizer of the night. The chefs like the mac and cheese balls, go figure.
Because of all the appetizers, I opted for the market chop salad.
Romaine lettuce, roast turkey, pepperoni, provolone, artichoke, balsamic vinaigrette, and pumpkin seeds. Truth be told, I could distinguish any of the ingredients listed (except for the provolone). Still, it was tasty.
The Cat ordered her standby dish.
Comes with capellini pomodoro. She was already full from eating the appetizers and took a sizable portion home.
In the end, Chefs gave me a cookbook.
They said now I can start cooking. Wha?!! You mean natto and sardine pasta is not cuisine? Apparently they think my hodge podge style needs some help (they’re both classically trained). Thanks for the book chefs (heh heh). It was nice of them, and I probably will get some inspiration from it, but following recipes, what an interesting concept … nah.
As the title implies, there is a short series of eating events in the very near future. Stay tuned.
Enjoy. Eat well.