Taking the kids into NYC is fun for all of us. This time it included trains, subways, Grand Central Station (GCS), hot dogs on the street, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, FAO Schwartz, and, as always, a meal at Carmine's. Carmine's is a family style restaurant. The first restaurant originated on the upper west side of Manhattan. Other locations include Times Square, Las Vegas, Southern NJ, and the Atlantis in the Bahamas. It's loud and bustling and the portions are big. My family and friends love it. We started with the appetizer Spiedini alla Romano with its tangy flavor from the sauce made with anchovies, capers, shallots, garlic, butter and white wine. The mozzarella between the slices of bread give it a creamy texture. Entrees consisted of a variety of pasta dishes that were simple but filling. We ended dinner with a dessert called the Titanic--an ice cream sundae shaped like a ship. The Titanic consists of a chocolate torta base, vanilla and chocolate ice cream, roasted hazelnuts, strawberries, bananas, pineapple, and whipped cream with chocolate sauce. "He (it) exists now only in my memory." (Gina)
The love of food and how it can bring people together led to the creation of this blog. As a mother of two grown boys, who have left the nest and occasionally return, I noticed a common occurrence-- there is usually someone at home who is hungry.
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