Fri-Date Chronicles (March 8): Carpaccio Ristorante Italiano

JodiesDaddy and I met up with his law school barkada (group of friends) to celebrate a milestone for one of them. Unfortunately, the guest of honor was held up at a meeting and could not make it.  Nevertheless, it turned out to be a fun-filled dinner.

They chose Carpaccio Ristorante Italiano.  Initially, they wanted to go to a restaurant that was not so expensive.  So, I really don’t know how this became the final choice, as it was definitely on the pricey side.  However, since JodiesDaddy and I had not eaten here yet, we were looking forward to our dinner.

For sharing we had:

Carpaccio Alla Cipriani.  Since the place was named after this dish, I think it was appropriate to start with this.

Pizza con Funghi E Prosciutto.  This smelled soooooo good!  I really wanted to try a slice, but was not able to.

JodiesDaddy had:

Con Vongole – his favorite pasta dish.  The pasta he chose was capellini (his other choices of pasta were spaghetti, fettuccine, penne, farfalle or bavette).  He said it was delicious.  But the serving size could have been bigger hahahahaha

I had:

Risotto Liguria – a seafood risotto with prawns, mussels, squid and salmon.  I didn’t expect it to be tomato based — something I must have missed out on the menu.

Strawberry Pancake – I forget the Italian name they had for this.  But basically it was a strawberry crepe with a custard filling and topped with vanilla ice cream.  I love strawberries, so this hit the spot.  JodiesDaddy however, has an aversion to not-so-sweet berries/fruits (in general) so he didn’t like this much.

We normally don’t mind indulging in an expensive dinner once in awhile, but for us, it has to stand out — be exceptional for us to visit once again.  As one of JodiesDaddy’s friends said, the food was great, but it will not something that she will remember in the following days/weeks.  And I would have to agree with her.

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