for food, that is. What, you think a hot guy will magically appear for me just because I want him to?? I’m not sure if I really buy into that whole Secret thing! 😆
Anyway, I can’t believe I’m turning into one of those bloggers who moan that they have so many pictures to upload for blog posts which they haven’t found time to write. (I went somewhere before finding this love and I’ve yet to blog about it, sigh.) Oh well, there’s a first for everything… like discovering a restaurant which serves good food at reasonable prices!
Last weekend, I went shopping with Angel. As with all our other shopping trips, we usually like to try someplace new to eat. This is where we went:
It’s the sort of restaurant along the lines of TGI Friday’s, Tony Roma’s or Chili’s. A local equivalent would be Italiannies, since Michelangelo’s Italian Kitchen is an Italian eatery too (not sure if it’s a local company or a franchise outlet). However, it’s nothing like Italiannies, price-wise; Italiannies cost even more than the 3 restaurants I mentioned above. This is the part where Michelangelo’s tugged my heart – through my purse. 😆
I skipped the appetisers because I was saving room for dessert, while Angel went for the perennial favourite mushroom soup, which was alright for me. I was in food heaven when I glance through the menu, because I adore Italian cuisine – I love pasta more than I do noodles. (Ask Angel how much I love pasta – she’ll tell you that if we go to any restaurant that serves Western cuisine, I usually end up ordering pasta. Actually, you don’t have to ask Angel that since I told you without her asking, that’s how much I love pasta!) Besides the many pasta dishes I was spoilt for choice for, there was also a baked rice dish… Angel can tell you that baked rice fights for the top spot with pasta as my favourite dish. Sigh, why do I keep bringing Angel in, clearly I don’t need any help declaring my love for pasta and baked rice! Such a blob I’m beginning to sound like.
In the end, I ended up ordering lasagna (classic pasta dish! RM15, about USD$4) and Angel had a pizza called Bianca, which is a mild-tasting one with chicken strips, garlic and lots of yummy cheese. I’m not really fussy when it comes to good, comfort food, so I really enjoyed my lasagna. It kinda looks like one, big tomato-ey mess in the picture, but it looked more scrumptious in reality and was really good. Angel’s Bianca Pizza (RM19, about USD$5), while it was mild in contrast after mouthfuls of my strong, tomato-ey lasagna, was delicious too and the best part was it wasn’t greasy!
For dessert, I put aside my perpetual wanting for anything chocolate-based and went for a slice of tiramisu. (They have 3 chocolate desserts – Chocolate Lava Cake, Brownies and Chocolate Italian Cake. How can I not fall in love with this place??) The tiramisu was quite nice, though it feels like they dusted too much cocoa powder on it for me.
It was my first time there and I really enjoyed myself as a diner. Our server, Elaine, was friendly and accommodating (we were seated inside because I like to sit in a booth, but it was too cold for Angel so we moved outside at the alfresco section), the food came quick and warm, the price was to me unbelievable for the portion and the sort of restaurant I expected to charge more (ambience and all that), it wasn’t too crowded (that might change soon)… there was nothing I didn’t like about Michelangelo’s! Though I was put in a rather awkward moment when the manager came up to us and chatted a little while. That wasn’t a problem – the problem was he kept insisting I ask for a song request for the live band to play (the band is on a trial basis, but they are planning to extend operation hours and have live music). That really caught me off guard… I’ll let Angel tell you why!
That’s me filling up the feedback form, which I gave rave reviews for almost everything. It’s a thing I like to do when dining in such places – you can ask Sushi about that! (For someone who has no problems blabbing about anything on her blog, I wonder why she is asking you to ask her friends to tell you about her when she does it well enough on her own.)
My new love… (the guy in red kinda spoils the romantic moment, doesn’t he?) Wait for me, I’ll be back soon!
A big grazie to Angel for wonderful company and pictures! 🙂 (Damn, we forgot to take pictures of me and my Chocolate Diamond, huh? Haha.)