On Sunday we picked up Ron’s mom and brother at the airport (they are visiting from Georgia through the New Year), and later that evening we all (including my mom and dad) went to dinner at Maggiano’s at the Fashion Show Mall to celebrate my mom’s birthday. I won’t tell you what year this is for her, but it’s a BIG one! :)
Oh my goodness, I just LOVE this restaurant! Chef Darrin is AMAZING and makes the greatest Gluten-free versions of his signature dishes for anyone who requests it. We started with Mussels in a gluten-free tomato, basil (and I think Garlic) sauce that was to DIE for, and then my mom and I shared an order of Gluten-Free Pasta with Meat Sauce and Chicken Parmesan with a potato chip crust that literally melted in our mouths.
My mother-in-law got a dish called “Mom’s Lasagna” (can’t miss with a name like that!), Ron’s brother Gary ordered Chicken Marsala, my dad had some chicken dish that he can’t remember the name of (but he said it was wonderful :) ) and Ron indulged in an incredible Lobster Fettuccine — of course, none of THEM had to order gluten-free…must be nice!!! Although at THIS restaurant it doesn’t matter — even the Gluten-Free dishes are AMAZING!!!
After dinner, the waitress even brought out a complimentary Creme Brulee with a candle in it, especially for my mom, that we all shared. Very nice! And the best part??? The entire gourmet meal for six people (WITH 2 rounds of drinks) came out to LESS than $200!!! Can you believe it???
Ron and I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant (whether you need to eat Gluten-free or not)!!!
To read more about Maggiano’s and their MANY locations across the country, please visit their website at www.Maggianos.com