A Maggiano’s Valentine’s Day

15 Feb

Maggiano’s has always been that restaurant for me that I dream of going to someday.  I decided earlier this year that Valentine’s Day would be the day.  I made the reservations and counted down the days until Feb. 14.  Gavin and I decided not to give gifts this year and that dinner would be our present to each other, so we had to do it up right.

I was so excited to have so much delicious food that when we drove up to the restaurant and saw flashing lights and a fire truck, I was devastated.  I thought out loud to Gavin, “If they tell us we can’t eat here tonight I’m going to be so upset! I waited for this for a really long time!”  We ended up getting in and getting a table just fine.

Here is where the fun starts.  We decided to order dinner the “Classic” way – enough food to probably feed 4 people including two appetizers, salads, pastas, entrees, and desserts.  Whoa.  I think we made the best choice because we got to try so many different foods and we got to pick things we each liked.  Here’s a rundown (with pictures to come soon) of everything we ordered:

Appetizers:
-Barb’s Spinach & Artichoke al Forno
-Bruschetta

Salads:
-Chopped Salad with house dressing
-Caesar Salad

Pastas:
-Chicken Pesto Linguine
-Mom’s Lasagna

Entrees:
-Herb Roast Chicken
-Chicken Saltimbocca

Desserts:
-Apple Crostada
-Chocolate Zuccotto

As you can see, we didn’t even make it to the cake.  We boxed mostly everything up and took our buffet home.

Everything was delicious and we definitely left with more food than we ate, but it was worth it.  I’ve got enough leftovers to last me all week and I had the best time.  I almost wish all of my fingers were thumbs so I could give Maggiano’s 10 thumbs up instead of just two.

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