Back on March 4, Fabgrandpa and our daughter, Emily attended the Carrabba’s Italian Grill First Tastes Event. The First Tastes Event is where the restaurant treats invited guests to be the first to taste their new menu items. This is the second First Tastes that Fabgrandpa and I have attended, and I have to say, they served some really good items at both of them.
A rustic Italian favorite. Crispy bites of risotto, Italian fennel sausage, red bell peppers and romano cheese, hand-breaded and served with our housemade marinara sauce for dipping. It is NOT Gluten Free, but I did taste it and it was really good, but spicy.
Pollo La Scalla is sautéed chicken finished with white wine, mascarpone and our roasted red bell pepper sauce. It was served with the Rigatoni Martino, a combination of wood-grilled chicken, sautéed mushrooms and sundried tomatoes tossed with rigatoni in our housemade tomato cream sauce. Again, not gluten free but I was there to taste, and they did taste good.
Shell-shaped pasta tossed in our housemade Alfredo sauce with mozzarella, fontina, romano, parmesan and goat cheese. The Beef Tenderloin was sooo tender and the risotto was delicious.
Dessert was these Mini Canolli’s, crisp mini pastry shell stuffed with sweet ricotta and chocolate chip
filling, topped with pistachios and powdered sugar.
While I did eat all these gluten free things, I found out that Carrabba’s Italian Grill does have a whole gluten free menu, with lots of things on it that look so tasty and good.