We went to "The Music Kafe" at West End to see Janet's cousin play. They had a $5 pizza special the night we were there, but we decided we were a bit "pizza'd out" and went for other meals.
I had the Rissotto (with Mushrooms, spinach & parmesan $12.50). Now anyone that knows me will think that this is a very odd choice, as I do not eat mushrooms. Well, my quest for 2010 is to embrace the mushroom, so this was my first attempt. Perhaps a bit of an ambitious attempt, as they were very generous with the mushrooms in this rissotto. The rice was nicely cooked with still a little bite to it, and it was not gluggy. I ate some of the mushrooms, but they got the better of me in the end, and I ended up eating around them. A more seasoned mushroom eater would have really enjoyed this dish, as apart from the mushroom factor, I really loved it!
Janet had the Chicken Carbonara ($14.50), which had some nicely cooked chunks of chicken throughout a traditional creamy & bacony carbonara sauce. She loved it.
These were big meals, and neither of us managed to finish them. There were a few items on the breakfast menu that took my fancy, so perhaps we will be back another time.