Hilary M. Holmes
When @OliveGarden invites you to #Chicago to taste their new #Mediterranean items you get excited. When you find out that the tasting event is actually a #virtualReality train ride through #Italy you freak out even more! You try to keep your cool, but in your head you are screaming Oh my God I can't believe this is happening to me!! SO.... Want too hear about all the #Food?!?! Up first the Chicken Margherita! Its grilled chicken breasts topped with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, basil pesto and a lemon garlic sauce! This dish is so amazing and came with Parmesan crusted zucchini (It changed my life). Paired with Chardonnay from Seven Suns Settesoli.
Before I could blink, out came round two! Shrimp Scampi in garlic sauce tossed with asparagus, tomatoes and angel hair pasta. Paired with Kris Pinot Grigio. I loved the huge shrimp! This was Grandma Ida's favorite!
Just when I thought it couldn't get better, out came the Chicken Piccata. Grilled chicken topped with lemon garlic butter sauce, sun-dried tomatoes and capers. It is also served with parmesan crusted zucchini. This dish was amazing & my personal favorite. Chef Paulo recommends you squeeze the lemon over the chicken!
Man oh man did that kick it up a notch! The lemon🍋 takes the chicken to a whole new level!
Round four was amazing! We had Linguini de Mar which is shrimp & mussels sauteed with homemade pomodoro sauce and whole grain linguine! If you like fresh tomato sauces you will love the pomodoro! Paired with Porta Vita Rossa' Signature Red Blend. 🍷
After four rounds of food we were stuffed! The train arrived at the station and we walked out to a beautiful Cafe setting. There was live accordion music, a flower catThey had a coffee stand and a dessert stand! For dessert, they had Olive Gardens delicious Dolcini's in 5, yes 5! Options! Dolcini's are small dessert cups!
I am so impressed with this new menu! Go #MeetTheMedi today!
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