A reunion after 15 plus years and some great starters is what my time at Romano’s Macaroni Grill was all about.
We started with the Chicken Florentine, which is a stunning, tangy mix of rice pasta, chicken cubes, freshly cut spinach leaves, sliced tomatoes and shavings of parmesean cheese to top that goodness off.
It is amazing how food can be a terrific conversation starter ( not that we needed that after FIFTEEN years of getting together ) but we had enough to talk about.
Next, we had the Goat Cheese Peppadew Peppers. Oh my God! I have never had this reaction to any food item on my restaurant reviews. As I was taking a succulent bite into this (I am salivating as I type) man-made food creation, I couldn’t help but wonder if there was some sort of a divine intervention the inventor of this dish had while making it.
A genius mix of sweet piquanté peppers, known as ‘peppadew’, goats cheese and chives, we just could not get enough of this starter.
After that, we proceed to the mains. I ordered the Pan-seared Hammour and the Penne Arrabiata and my friend ordered the Fettuccine Alfredo and Pizza Margharita.
Unfortunately, the Hammour was a little undercooked for my personal taste. So, I focused on the Penne Arrabiata and the Pizza, which was a good combo of soft and crispy – crispy crust and ultra soft rest-of-the Pizza, just the way I like it.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill boasts of a great view of the Dubai Mall Aquarium.
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