Hey there rioters, Just want to relay quite an exceptional take away meal I had tonight.
The restaurant in question is a new one in Gunghalin, Shop 102 Gunghalin Sq, Ernest Cavanagh St Gunghalin.
I recently noticed this new Italian eatery and decided to get a menu and get some take away at a later date.
That date was tonight.
We (Mrs Danman and I) made a no fuss order over the phone of 2 take away pastas. I had a Scollops (sic) and Prawns Gnocchi, comprising sauteed prawns and scallops with garlic parsley chilli baby spinach and a touch of tomato with hand made potato gnocchi.
Mrs Danman had a Veal Orechette (sic). This comprised of veal, garlic, parsley, spinach asparagus and cream.
We were told 10 to 15 minutes till our order was ready.
Rocking up in 10 to 15, there was no dramas with paying and getting food. Looking behind the counter there was some 50 or so pizza bases ready to go and a few on the conveyor oven, so they must pump out the pizzas.
Anyway, the food smelt divine.
On arrival at home, we popped open the brim full large containers and marveled the fresh Italian aromas.
I am pleased to report that my scallops and prawns were seared to perfection, having that hot seared in a pan taste without being rubberised by overcooking.
The gnocchi was perfect with a great balance of tomato garlic and just enough bite from fresh chillis.
Mrs Danmans Veal Orechette (A little ear like shaped pasta) was great also, but could have done with a touch more seasoning.
The cream sauce was light and had a good combination of garlic and cream (It is worthy to note that in both dishes fresh cut garlic was used, not that filth from a jar), the spinach and asparagus were fresh and only just blanched in the cream sauce to perfection. The sizable chunks of veal were delicious, but could have been a little more tender.
In all it was a great experience, poles apart from a previous Italian takeaway experience we had. Being closer and having some 50 other menu options, including 21 different gourmet pizzas, I can see us returning there several times in the future.
If you have not tried it out, I can highly recommend it. Unfortunately they have no real web presence as yet. Contact details can be found if you look, but menus are as yet only available in the dead tree version from the restaurant.