Warning: You will be subjected to iphone pics in this blog and for that I am truly sorry.
First let me back and let you know what spectacular food-filled box was on my doorstep on Friday:
Hot damn! All those packs just for me? La Tortilla said they’d send me some along with coupons and they sure did deliver and within 2 days no less. So I have a question for my blog readers (cuz I know you’re out there!), would YOU like me to send you pack? If so, just post a note on my blog and I’ll select a winner. I’m telling you, they will change your life. Err, well, maybe not, but they will make you happy
And regarding last night’s post about not eating healthy while on work travel, shame on me. How I eat is a choice and I shouldn’t dismiss my willpower so easily. In fact, yesterday my eats included: Starbucks 2 pump Vanilla, non-fat latte (iced), 1 United cheese tray (includes 3 hunks of cheese: swiss, havarti, and cheddar, 4 crackers, and about 10 almonds), and finally dinner here at the CLE, which was a strawberry walnut salad and tomato basil soup. Healthy choices all around. Today I stuck to fresh fruit for breakfast, along with oodles of coffee and bottled agua. Lunch was a jicama salad, with some grilled veggies, and a few chickpeas. I had no dessert, no mashed potatoes, no pasta, no bread — even though I could hear the food whispering to me ;-P I did break down in the afternoon for a snack…I’ll show you that later this week!
Okay back to the Pizza vs Calzone debate. On Saturday night, Zach and I went to try a recently opened restaurant in Palo Alto on University Ave, called Cafe Renzo. The building’s predecessors all had great restaurants but for some reason didn’t last, but we had high hopes for this reasonably priced Italian cafe with indoor/outdoor seating. Per the usual, I scoped out the menu in detail beforehand to determine my planned eats for the evening. My mind kept returning to the “Create your own Calzone.” Heck yes! That sounds fabuloso! And I read on Yelp that the calzones were huge so I purposely didn’t eat much during the day nor did I indulge in the bread. We did however eat some of these:
We each laboriously pondered what delectable items we wanted to stuff our calzone with and I settled on marinara, fresh mozzarella, smoked ricotta, bell peppers, and onions. Drooling yet? I was. Zach went the route of the meat lovers with salami, pepperoni and who knows what else. Oh I think I got basil too. We were enjoying our glasses of vino (Pinot for me, Cab for him) and finally the moment arrives. The waiter comes to bestow upon us, the coveted calzone. Wait for it….
Expletives were released. Dishes were smashed. Tables were turned over. Okay, I’m obviously lying, but we were sooooo disappointed that we got pizzas instead of calzones. It seemed that are not-so-attentive waiter didn’t write it down correctly. They were profusely sorry of course and said they’d trade the pizzas for our desired dish, but we felt that was wasteful. So we ate the pizza. Begrudgingly I say it was tasty, because gosh darnit I wanted my freakin’ calzone!
Only bonus was these two items — gratis of course!
My tiramisu was pretty good: heavy on the coffee flavoring (which I like) and fairly light and moist. Not the best I’ve had, but pretty good. Zach’s sorbet would be an awesomely refreshing treat on a hot day, but being that the cool night air had set in, it didn’t have quite the same effect.
What do you think about Calzones vs Pizzas? Preference? Are they the same to you? Do you choose different ingredients based on which one you order?
And do you want a pack of low-carb tortillas? Answer the question above or tell me your favorite way to eat tortillas and I’ll pick a winner