Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Restaurant Review: Banana Leaf Pasta Cafe

Bryce and I went to the Banana Leaf Pasta Cafe a few weeks ago, to kill some time between terrible apartment viewings. It's a really cute restaurant, although they didn't have ANY of the pizzas or sandwiches that were listed on the menu. They're "getting a new menu" - well an Italian restaurant without pizza and sandwiches, or "hoagies" if you're from the Burg, is pretty silly in my opinion.

So we got pasta, duh, it's a pasta cafe. As a rule of thumb I typically don't get pasta in restaurants since I make it all of the time. I've yet to attempt to make risotto, all the adding and stirring intimidates me, so I got the mushroom risotto and it was delicious! Just enough mushrooms, very hot, and great, creamy texture. Bryce got the fettuccine with prosciutto, mushrooms, and peas in a white cream sauce, which he loved, too. For once, we liked our own dishes best and kept our forks to ourselves.

We pigged out and didn't have room for dessert, BUMMER! Maybe next time, since we'll go back again, for sure :)

My mushroom risotto:

Bryce's fettuccine with prosciutto, mushrooms, and peas in white cream sauce:

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