Hold the SaucePosted: November 2, 2010
Dude. It’s Tuesday. And November, at that. It seems unreal!
My incredible forever roomie offered to share her Olive Garden gift cards, and as a girl who has a hard time passing up a free Italian (or kinda-sorta Americanized Italian) meal, we terrorized the restaurant for a few hours last night.
I went with the mushroom ravioli, but asked for the heavy-sounding sundried tomato and cheese sauce on the side. The ravioli themselves were to die for, but I’m glad I asked for the sauce separately – it was SO heavy and I thought the ravioli were much better without the greasy topping.
The waitress spooned one drizzle over the top when she boxed up my leftovers, but I ended up wiping it off when I ate them for leftovers this afternoon.
The filling was incredible – very mellow but flavorful – and I’m dying to do up a version at home.
Does anyone have a favorite ravioli recipe to share with me?
How comfortable do you feel asking for alterations on meals at restaurants? I say if it’s something simple like omitting an ingredient or serving sauce/dressing/toppings on the side, it’s not a huge deal, but if I find that I’m looking at reworking an entire dish…I’d rather go with another entree entirely.