Monday, June 28, 2010

Carrabbas - So Delicious!

Friends I have to share with you my most awesome, wonderful, splendiferous, fantabulous, great experience Dennis and I had with Carrabbas! I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed a special evening out!

As most of you know I spend a great deal of my day on twitter talking to friends, entering giveaways, making new friends, and just having a good time reading. Well one day last week, probably Monday, as the older I get the more I forget, there was a tweet from Carrabbas. I don't remember HIS exact tweet, but I had to respond and tell HIM I had never been to Carrabbas!
Well HIM, HIS, HE is named Jamie FYI! Jamie could not believe I had not been. He told me how good it is and made me promise I would give it a try.

I discussed with my husband and he was willing to try and we decided Thursday would be good because we will already be out at appointments and ready to eat when done, and also my daughter had a date so we wouldn't have to bring her along and dish out money for her to eat as well! Yes I am cheap at times LOL!

I notified Jamie that we had picked Thursday to go and he told me to be sure to ask for the owner, Ben when we arrived. Jamie and I had fun bantering back and forth the rest of the week on twitter and by the time Thursday came I was hyped and starving now for some Carrabbas!

Dennis and I entered the restaurant and asked for Ben as we were seated. Within a few minutes, Ben the owner came to our table to introduce himself. Our waitress Tamela had also introduced herself! I explained to Tamela how our first visit to Carrabbas came about and she was wonderful.

The lighting in the restaurant was dim for mood lighting but my husband has difficult seeing then and he got a little frustrated trying to read the menu. I myself having never been was scrutinizing the menu as I had no idea what I felt like eating. The lovely Miss Tamela spent a LONG time going over the menu with my husband, especially the soups and salads, as he loves salads and that is what he orders 99.9% of the time, as he ended up doing! He started his meal with Homemade Tomato Basil soup and then had the following for his meal:
Insalata Carrabba which is mixed greens with Mozarella and Romano Cheese, black olive, tomatoes, and red onions in vinagrette topped with grilled chicken. You can see that in the first photo above.

I started my dinner with the Chicken Noodle soup that had a nice spicy flair to it and it was great. I have to backtrack and say that I ordered iced tea to drink and lately iced tea has not tasted right to me for some reason, but their tea was great! For my meal I ordered Pasta Weesie which was specially prepared shrimp sauteed and in a lemon white sauce over fettuccine noodles. I found that the shrimp was tough and overcooked so I sent it back and asked for Pasta Carrabba which is fettuccine alfredo tossed with grilled chicken, sauteed mushrooms and peas.
Now that was more like it. It was very delicious and as you can see in the photo above how much was left when I was done to take home! I mean I had to save room for dessert.

Normally Dennis and I don't order dessert but figured we were having a special night out together and what the heck are another 1000 calories. The following are the delicious splendors that we completed our meal with:

Sogno di Cioccolata “Chocolate Dream” For me YUMMMMMY!
A rich fudge brownie brushed with Kahlua, crowned with chocolate mousse, whipped cream and chocolate sauce

Limoncello Bread Pudding For Dennis
Brioche bread pudding baked to perfection, topped with Blue Bell vanilla ice cream and drizzled
with our Limoncello liqueur sauce

Once dessert was completed and we were waiting for our check, Ben came over to the table again (he had also checked on us several times and even had a nice chat with us) and graciously informed us that dinner was on him and Jamie and that they really wanted to do that for us! I was a bit overcome with emotion when I thanked Ben and Tamela our waitress. Before this even happen Dennis said he would definitely like to eat at Carrabbas again. I was thinking the same thing. So thanks again for the lovely meal
Ben and Jamie.


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