I am pretty intense when it comes to studying – I study a lot! But at the same time, I also give myself a lot of breaks. It’s all about balance right?
So even though I have a big clinical nutrition final on Friday, when I found out my family was going out for lunch for my uncle’s birthday on Monday, I decided to give myself a study break and join in. I really wanted to see my family plus I can never turn down trying out a new restaurant!
We went to Romano’s Ristorante, an Italian restaurant in Hamilton where my cousin works in the kitchen. I love good Italian food, so I was excited to try it out.
I started with a side house salad which came drizzled with balsamic vinegar and an olive oil based dressing on the side. I could taste the quality in both the balsamic and the olive oil, which makes such a difference.
For my entree I ordered the Spaghetti con Polpette, described on the menu as a “Tender and delicious blend of beef, veal and pork meatballs simmered in our tomato sauce over spaghetti.” I knew right away I wanted to order this because I’ve been craving some good meatballs ever since my homemade meatball failure a few weeks ago! I got the lunch sized pasta, which was the perfect amount.
I really loved the sauce, which tasted really fresh and not too sweet. The meatballs also had great flavour, but I wish they had been more tender. Overall though it was a good meal that reminded me of my dad’s cooking – you can’t go wrong with that!
Today I’ve got more studying on the agenda – with a few breaks of course. Lately I’ve been putting aside some time in the evenings to watch LOST with my family because I got them hooked on it! It’s a nice study break to look forward to at the end of the day.
What’s your favourite dish to order at an Italian restaurant?