This is strangely depressing and incredibly disturbing.
this is amazing
IL Pastaio - Beverly Hills, CA
Fig Carpaccio, Warm Bread, Pumpkin Tortellini with Sage and Parmesan Cream Sauce, Linguini with 1/2 Lobster and Crab in Spicy Tomato Sauce, Pappardelle Pasta with Duck Ragu
This place was recommended to us by a friend and he did not steer us wrong. I usually find Italian food a bit of ripoff because I feel it is something I can make myself but the dishes we had here would be difficult to replicate.
First we started with the Fig Carpaccio, this dish was the most disappointing it was watery and bland I think instead of chopping the endive they should have kept the leaves whole then added the fig, blue cheese and balsamic reduction. The flavors worked well together but because of the abundance if chopped endive it was rather bland.
The pumpkin and ricotta tortellini where very good and the sauce was exceptional. We expected the dish to be heavy but it was surprisingly light and refreshing.
The lobster and crab linguini was probably our least favorite pasta dish from the three we ordered. It was delicious, just nothing special.
The Pappardelle was my favorite. It was so full of flavor. This was a special that our server recommended and according to our server rarely offered so if you can get it be sure to order it. I was concerned that it would be too rich and it was rich but the extra wide pappardelle really balanced the dish.
Champion Food - Irvine, CA
When Mexico and Asia collide.
Truthfully it tasted good but was a little weird.
Chef Hung - Irvine, CA
Beef roll, pork chop, soup dumpling, and wonton noodle soup
This relatively new Taiwanese place was ok. With so many other choices in the Diamond Jamboree Plaza I am pretty sure however that it will not be a place I will frequent.
The beef roll was better I think then the one at Chef Chens. But the pork chop wasn’t the thin slightly sweet pork chop that I crave at raw sines restaurants. It was kind if fatty and not sweet at all. There soup dumplings tasted good but not anything close to as good as Din Tai Fung. And the soup was a conundrum to me because when you first have some all you think is, wow this is bland. But then it kind if grows on you.
Lastly, I kinda thought the name of the restaurant was funny. So part of me just couldn’t take the place seriously.
Fictitious Dishes, Famous Meals From Literature by Dinah Fried
I rarely reblog but this post has two things I really enjoy Food and Books.
SS501 - In the Still of Night
How could I not re blog my absolute favorite boy band. Together again after 3 very long years!
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Need to find this!
I am having a paint your pumpkin as a book character contest at my library. Here is my example pumpkin to get the kids to participate.
Waffle House - Orlando, FL
Peanut Butter Waffle, All Star Special (plain waffle not shown), and Breakfast Biscuit with side of hash browns with country gravy
After several overpriced theme meals we were so ready for some simple and delicious food and the Waffle House totally fit the bill. We really liked the “it’s been here forever vibe” and the people there were so friendly and made the meal really fun. I really enjoyed this meal.
Universal Studios - Orlando, FL
Snacks: Mousse Cake, Red Velvet Cupcake, and Homemade Chips
Yummy snacks at Universal studios. We really enjoyed these.
T-Rex - Orlando, FL Downtown Disney
Chicken and Ribs, Tortellini, Bruschetta with Balsamic reduction, Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla, Onion Rings and Queso.
Well weren’t expecting much on the food front since it was a Dinosaur themed restaurant. The meteor storm that happens every 15 min. and the dinosaur animatronics comes a live and the ice age cave glows different colors. The food was pretty standard theme restaurant fare, expensive and just average.
Mythos - Universal Island of Adventure - Orlando, FL
Pad Thai, Pat of Universal Butter, Steak and Portebello Panini.
On the outside of this restaurant there was a sign proclaiming that Mythos was voted best theme park restaurant so of course we has to try it. And you know what it was a great experience. We enjoyed our lunch it had a really cool ambiance. Though it was good enough to eat ordering Pad Thai at a restaurant themed to be somewhat Mediterranean-ish was a mistake. And we really should have known better. It was not even close to tasting like Pad Thai but it was a decent noodle dish. The sandwich was a filling well composed panini. And I thought the butter just looked cool :)
Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Orlando,FL - Universal Studio Island of Adventure
Caldron Cake - Honeydukes Candy shop
What is a birthday without cake. Every time we struck up a conversation with anyone about what is a must try food at Harry Potter World the answer was always a Caldron cake. It was a cute little morsel shaped like a caldron of chocolate cake filled with chocolate cream and dark chocolate handle and white chocolate flake. Was it everything everyone was saying. Short answer. No. But it still was a delicious little bit of cake.
Birthday celebration 2013
Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Orlando, FL Universal Studios Island of Adventure
Frozen Butterbeer, Combo meals at the “Three Broomsticks”, Pumpkin Juice, and candy from Honeydukes
Harry Potter World was AMAZING even if you are not a fan you should go. The most surprising thing actually how reasonably priced everything was. It made you buy even more stuff!
First of course is the Butterbeer. It basically tastes like a butterscotch cream soda and the foam tastes like sweet melted vanilla ice cream. It was seriously sweet and I was drinking this concoction while in line for the main Harry Potter ride in the castle. That was a mistake. After being twisted and turned with Butterbeer in my belly I couldn’t walk straight after the ride or dare eat or drink anything for the next couple hours or ride anything else that would be considered thrilling.
Later that evening once my stomach settled we cracked open the pumpkin juice which was just amped up Cider. I actually think this would be quite delicious hot.
It was a great immersive experience and I can’t wait til the Harry Potter World opens in my neck of the woods.