Friday, October 28, 2011

Last Friday

Most Fridays are family day here. It's the only entire day hubby has off so we usually go out for lunch.

Although hubby is not a big fan of pasta, and therefore says he doesn't like Italian food, our oldest son kept telling us about a new restaurant we should try called Viaggio.

From the bread basket to the salad.

To my order of linguine pesto with potatoes, pine nuts and parmesan.

And all the way to dessert, which came with my meal, I did not leave even one morsel, one crumb, one bite behind.

Hubby was happy too because he ordered beef tenderloin.

I looked up their website and it turns out that Viaggio in Italian translates to "journey". I can tell you that my tastebuds certainly were taken on a wonderful culinary journey.

There are locations in Chicago, Saratoga, CA, Germany and, of course, Italy. I will definitely be going back again. I think the risotto is calling my name.

Hope you have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

29 comments:

MILLY said...

Making me feel hungry, like works of art, presented so beautifully and I am sure tasted even better. Lovely way to spend your family day. You made me smile with your numbers and age. My daughter just had her 30th, did I feel that, how the years fly by.
Thanks for the comment Tammy. Have a good weekend and relax and enjoy some crafting. Millyx

The English Romantic said...

Looks delicious Tammy. I love that you had a culinary journey through Italy without leaving home.
Hugs, Angela.

Barbina said...

Hi Tammy! The food looks so delicious, I want to go there too!
Have a wonderful weekend! Barbina

Becky~ said...

Salam Tammy.Kafia halok?Thought I would try some of my arabic on you lol.Oh my word does that food look good.I love all of the above lol.Your son had a good idea.

Blessings! Have a nice weekend!

Heather - The Good Life said...

Looks like a wonderful meal and it's always fun to try new restaurants. What a great start to your weekend. :-)

Debi Y. said...

Mmmmmm - you're making me hungry. Have a great week-end. :)

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

What a fun day....and the food looks wonderful. I will have to remember that one day if I am near one.

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, Tammy, it looks delicious!! I want to go to the one in Italy! lol (Let's hope I will!) It looks like you had the best time~ XO Cindy

Cindy Adkins said...

I love that pic of you in the sari in India--it's precious!!!

Linda said...

Love the yummy photos and thanks for the recommendation. Now I have to look that up - Chicago eh - since we're on the hunt for a really special place to surprise Sarah with her 16th Birthday dinner. Not until December 10th, but plans are already in the midst. Shhhh...... it's a weekend surprise extravaganza. ;)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. I'm looking forward to ours beginning. Jim is driving to Toronto right from work today, so he will be gone until Sunday night, but Sarah and I will be here - well sort of here. Outside of going to dinner with my parents tonight at the Knights of Columbus Fish Fry, I probably won't see her much as she has great plans for this "Halloween Weekend" with her friends. That's fine with me - will give me some hopefully quiet time in between to get some things done around the house.

Linda

Susan said...

Hi Tammy......Ohhhhhhh, I'd go back there, too. Yum yum yum Thanks for the culinary tour. Also hope your weekend is great! Susan

Zuzu said...

Yum - I LOVE Italian, and this looks wonderful!!!

Thank you for your sweet comment over at my blog, Tammy. Your words are always thoughtful and kind.

I hope you have a beautiful day today!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Diane said...

Oh, I'm hungry now!! That sounds so delicious - all of it. Time for us to go on a journey. We don't have one of those here in Wyoming but maybe we can substitute. Blessings, Diane

Rizzi said...

yummy.....that sure looks delicious.......isn't it great when you find a good place to eat...all the problems are solved and everybody id happy. have a great weekend, we are supposed to have snow this weekend. rizzi

The Garden Bell said...

Yum....what's that.... one in our Windy City. You know we will be trying this out. Thanks for the heads up. Have a wonderfully peaceful weekend.

Rostrose said...

Mmmmm, what a "journey", dearest Tammy! And what a pitty that there is no location in Vienna...
I wish you a wonderful Friday, too, an my best (belated) birthday-wishes to Zack!!!
Warm hugs (and have a goot time in Sri Lanka again!!!), xxo Traude

Jan said...

I'm sitting here eating Rye toast with grape jelly. There is something wrong here.........

I would SO eat there, Tammy! The food and the presentation is DIVINE! And you were a good girl to eat every bite!

Again, I'm amazed at the wonderful places you have to choose from. I'd be a couple of sizes larger if I lived there!

Warm hugs
jan
PS..the snow is melted and gone.

nanny said...

The food is so pretty.....a work of art!
I love Italian food...yum!

Pam said...

What a wonderful meal you had. Looks delicious. My mouth is watering. So glad you enjoyed your Friday. Have a wonderful weekend. I'm hoping my Blogger issues are corrected and I can again enjoy your blog.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Lovely that you can have a Friday Family day and go out for lunch. I enjoyed seeing the yummy looking food you had. We normally do the same over here - go out for Friday lunch.
You asked about the icing on the banana cake - it is lemon. Icing sugar, mixed with the juice of half a lemon or enough to taste and then a knob of softened butter and then just mix up until creamy.
Hope that you have a wonderful weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

LDH said...

Everything looks amazingly delicious! Unfortunately, no Viaggio located in my neck of the woods.

Bj said...

What a lunch - everything looks so good, even healthy! Love the Henry Clay quote too.

Kit said...

Oh yummy! That looks sooo good. Kit

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

That looked so delicious and yes, it is 'travel' in Italian. Did you thank your eldest son for this hint? Even your husband was pleased with it. Often we just have to try.
At home I often make risotto, love it!
Enjoy the new week for you and love to you,

Mariette

Shanda said...

Love it! You've inspired me to post some of the many photos I took of food in Thailand!!

LP Vintage said...

That does look totally delicious - I would have eaten every bite too! Going to make a note of the restaurant name and locations for future reference - have a great weekend!

SusanLotus said...

Very nice friday tradition! :)

Sarah (Nikki) said...

that looks like a great feast. Glad you got to enjoy.

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

For me Italian is the viaggo I take most...but maybe that's because I am Italian! lol

Happy 17 years to you too, Tammy!

Ciao Bella

Creative Carmelina

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