Have you been to a restaurant and ordered a lot more food than you can handle? Well, this just happened to us. A blooper of major portions, er, proportions.
This happened at Grissini Ristorante, in Magsaysay Avenue, Balatas, Naga City. One of the few sort of high-end restos in the city. I’m saying it’s high-end if the prices are high though. That’s my idea of high-end and probably shows you that I’m simpleminded like that but I promise to care about random people’s opinion of me someday. Oops, somebody’s prickly lol.
The ambience? It was a good spacious place. It felt open and bright because of the big windows letting the sunlight in.
The complimentary bread basket.
Guys, I am feeling a little lazy today so I am just gonna go straight to my thoughts on the food we ordered. Well, let’s start from my most favorite which was the Pizza Margherita. Ain’t she pretty? This pizza was simple but it was really good.
Next was the Spaghetti Al Pesto which was delightful because of the pesto sauce. I love this because the flavor was not overpowering and the pesto balanced the creaminess of the other pasta dishes we ordered.
This next one was called Pasta Scampi. It was mainly spaghetti with sauteed shrimp, broccoli in garlic, chili flakes and olive oil. I liked it because it had no creamy notes to it at all. This was a welcome break from feeling “umay” from eating a lot of creamy pasta dishes we ordered.
Speaking of creamy pasta dishes, my personal order was the Spaghetti Ala Puttanesca. It was a good pasta dish, and if I happened to have it at home, I’d definitely be eating it happily all day (well, sporadically, that is). My thing was, I got overwhelmed with the portion and felt like I was force feeding myself in the process trying to finish the whole serving.
Then, the Lasagna Al Ragu. Although this one was creamy, but it was really very delicious. I’d order this again – It was baked lasagna pasta layered with bechamel and meat sauce topped with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Who doesn’t love a very cheesy creamy lasagna?
Another order was Spaghetti Parmigiana. By this time, I was hardly distinguishing the individual taste of dishes. I was beyond full. So I’d rely on my companions’ opinion that the chicken on this one was superb.
This was us…
And this was my plate…
The food was superb and delicious but we ordered so much pasta than we can eat because we had no idea that the portions were actually good for sharing. So, when you check out Grissini Ristorante, keep in mind that each pasta dish can feed two to three people. We could have been satisfied with just three pasta dishes and two pizzas, instead of ordering one dish per person.
As always, it’s a pleasure having you visit my blog. Enjoy the weekend ahead! =)
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