(this was from Bambara from last years dine-o-round drool drool drool)
Dine-o-round is back. And for you Salt Lake City dwellers you really need to go, really. A good number of restaurants are participating this time. Those doing lunch offer a 2 course 10$ lunch and dinner is a 3 course 30$ dinner (a few do dinner for 15$ but those are the pub-ish places). Some places give you one set menu and others you have options. We usually catch dine-o-round at the end and are dashing to restaurants the last weekend but nope it started yesterday and goes for a WHOLE month yes you read that right.
Tonight’s destination was Caffe Molise. It was delicious. The music maker and I split a polenta and tomato appetizer, a chicken with a yummy light sauce entree which came with a salad and we finished a cheesecake. All of it was wonderful. Our friend Mark got another dine-o-round option of bruschetta, a pasta dish and also cheesecake, and Kelli got a vegan portabello and pasta thing which she raved about. I’d definitely go back. And even with splitting it was a good portion and I feel no need for more food. I should have taken pictures but I think my camera is in the charging thing or in the kitchen…yeah.
I think dine-o-round is one of the best ways to check out the pricier restaurants in town. And if you’re into splitting like we do it’s really a deal. There are some really great restaurants in Salt Lake for instance if you haven’t been to Bambara go. It’s freaking expensive but so worth it if you love food, which I do… a lot. Likewise there are a number that I wish I hadn’t gone to (definitely don’t go to Michelangelo’s that was one of my worst dining experiences on almost every level. They aren’t even on the list but I hate them that much (and I can tell you the other people in the restaurant when I went seemed to feel the same way)…end rant, but where I was going with that is that dine-o-rounds gives you the chance to check out fancier places without risking wasting too much money if it’s a bust.
I’ve got my list of places that seem worth trying and I intend on dinning around a lot this month. Here’s the list of participating restaurants.