Sonntag, 18. März 2012

Candle light dinner

Yesterday night was a night out. We went to have dinner and cocktails with some dear friends. Therefor we visited a good italian restaurant, which means it has to be booked quite in advance and it was crowded like hell. You never can get wrong with italian cooking. There is always something at their menu even picky eater may like to eat.
But as good as they may prepare the dishes, we had some problems with their menu card. It is quite tricky to read properly, when the only light is supplied by some candles and a little wall decoration. Glad we did not burn their menu card while holding it near the candles.

this is not due to power outage

I had some very delicious Spaghetti vongole with a big amount of vongole, Husband tagiatelle with a nice and heavy meat sauce (stripes of beef loin). But he was not that happy with the anti pasti he had chosen: vegetables only. The reason, he could not read the small printed list of ingredients. So he got oily tomatos and oily eggplant, mushrooms and oily summer squash - most things he is not really fond of, especially soggy eggplants and summer squash. He did not ask and I did not tell - I was just wondering why he would choose this. Next time he will bring his reading glasses for sure or a small torch light - as I recommended.


Sissi hat gesagt…

They went a bit too far in the "romantic" idea of lights... I still would prefer it rather than the very light restaurant rooms similar to surgery rooms ;-)
I would also be unhappy with your husband's starter. I hate oily vegetables many Italians love. Spaghetti alle vongole is one of my favourite dishes.

Hiroyuki hat gesagt…

Romantic night, turned into an unforgettable dinner (laugh)!

The problem you had can happen to anyone, so I guess a good restraurant is not necessarily a customer-friendly one...