Saturday, May 3, 2014

Angeluzzo Restaurant in Metz, France

A group of friends and I try to get together at least once a month. We come up with activities to do, but we usually just end up in a restaurant. That's more than alright with me though because I feel like I'm hitting two birds with one stone. First, I get to spend quality time with good friends and second, I get to discover different restaurants in Metz. It's a nice change as MR and I usually choose an Asian restaurant when we're out. Our group of friends started with a group of 30. Life has made it that we are down to only a handful now. But it's definitely a good handful! As I suspected, we spent the night chatting, laughing, catching up, and just talking about anything and everything under the sun! I left MR and SO together at home for some good father-daughter bonding. SO has been spending less time with her father since he started working full-time so I thought this would do them good.

So my friend, MA, and I drove to the city of Metz together. We live about 20 minutes away from each other and since I pass by her house when I go to the city, I thought we could take just one car. MA is a gal that I didn't really expect to become as close as we are now the first time we met or talked. But in the past months, I've gotten to know her and it's a beautiful surprise. I appreciate her frankness, her crazy side, and just her overall view of life. It's refreshing and we just go well together.

So well that I think our bellies growled together when our food finally arrived!

So the plan was to eat at the restaurant Angelina's in Place Saint Jacques, Metz. I later understood that this restaurant closed, reopened, and was renamed as Angeluzzo. They have mainly Italian dishes and their specialties are pastas and pizzas.

I shied away from both specialties and chose a Risotto aux Champignons / Mushroom Risotto, which is a dish I like a lot but rarely venture eating or making at home. The risotto was served with grated Parmesan cheese, a bread stick, and a thick slice of homemade bread on the side. While the risotto was perfect, I could have passed on the bread stick and homemade bread. Personally, a handful of green salad would have been better.

The fixed Risotto Menu (15,90 Euros) I ordered came with the Risotto, a glass of wine, and an dessert. For my dessert, I chose Vanilla Ice Cream with a Red Fruit Coulis. My ice cream arrived half melted (grrr!), but I appreciated that they didn't put too much whipped cream. 

Overall, we had a great time. I was the only one who ordered a risotto at our table, but I think everyone was contented with their food. At one point, we burst out laughing because the table was suddenly dead quiet as we all enjoyed our food! 

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