Given how obsessed I am with sushi, you would think that my favourite cuisine is Japanese. But it’s not! It’s a close call, but my favourite is actually Mediterranean. Feta cheese, fresh seafood, olives, tomatoes, olive oil, homemade pasta, thin crust pizzas… I think I could live on these foods forever and be happy!
On Wednesday night I went out for a girls night of Italian food and wine with my mom and two family friends who I haven’t seen in a while. It was great to catch up with them! We went to Big Tomato, which is a local pasta and pizza bar.
I started off with a glass of wine – Sonoma Junction Cabernet Sauvignon – and a house salad. It was a very generous portion and the balsamic dressing was fantastic!
For my main I got the chicken cacciatore pizza with a tomato sauce base, mozzarella cheese, roasted chicken, sweet peppers, caramelized onions, mushrooms and oregano.
It was gigantic!!! The pizza didn’t even fit on the plate! I thought it was good, but it didn’t blow my socks off. I wish there had been more toppings. Also I wasn’t a fan of the paper-thin crust – I prefer it to be a bit chewier.
I think next time I go there I might have to try the pasta because Mary’s tortellini with Italian sausage looked incredible. I wish I’d ordered that instead of the pizza!
What would you order at an Italian restaurant – pizza or pasta?