Thursday, December 3, 2009

Biaggis salads

On Monday we splurged and ate lunch at Biaggis. A Biaggis opened when we lived in Indiana. While Ram was at the Seminary we tried to split a meal to save money. The portions are huge and it was plenty for me-but not for Ram. On Monday we discovered that at lunch we could get 1/2 portion of salad and 1/2 portion of pasta or other combinations of 1/2 portions including sandwiches and soup too. Lamb 1 and 2 split a kids meal and it was pretty large for a kids meal. Lamb 3 was content with bread and water from a straw. Ram and I each had 1/2 portion of pasta and salad. I was stuffed and didn't each much supper, especially after Costco samples. Ram was starving by the time supper came. Perhaps next time I will again get the 1/2 portions but I think Ram will get the whole portions! I love their iced tea and their bread.
Since I first started going to Biaggis, I have always liked their spinach salad. Last time we went we discovered their beet salad was very good too. This time I decided to write down what was in these salads. Since we only get to a town with a Biaggis a few times a year and we decide to splurge at Biaggis even less than that, I thought it might be good to make similar salads at home. I know that at home they won't be exactly like Biaggis, especially because there are a few expensive ingredients, but I'll try next summer when we have fresh greens from our garden. I'll still make sure to order one of these when I go to Biaggis!

Beet Salad
Beets, honey balsamic marinade, arugula, avocado, sun dried cherries, and spicy walnut crusted Montchevre goat cheese.

Spinach Salad
Spinach, sun dried tomato bacon dressing, Gorgonzola cheese, red onion, and hard boiled egg.

*The menu is posted on their website if you want more details than my notes from Monday! It also explains the 1/2 portions if you want more details on that.

1 comment:

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

I remember eating at Biaggis in Fort Wayne! They had the best calamari. Yuummmmmmmm.