If you follow me on social media, you would know that I confessed that I had felt uninspired by what I was doing with this space. So I decided to reinvent what I do here.
I love to write, whether anyone reads it or not, so I knew the blog part of Miss Delish would stay. I just felt like I wasn’t excited to come up with new recipes, it was getting to the point where it was becoming a chore to figure out what I could make next, which made me not want to do it at all. Also, the ads that were on the site were driving me nuts, so they’re gone! Now you can browse without being bombarded by tampon advertisements.
What I post here is still going to be a mix of a lot of things, but I am going to begin focusing more on Restaurant Reviews. We go out to eat a lot. I love trying new restaurants and checking out new places in our area and beyond. So I figured why not share that with you all! I always check out reviews before trying out a new place. Eating out can be expensive and besides that, it is a treat that usually we can only indulge in every now and then. So if you’re going to go out and spend the time and money, you want to make sure you’re going somewhere good! Hopefully I can help with that.
Don’t you worry, I will still post recipes here every now and then, but they will be recipes that I am excited to share with you, and ones I have put a lot of thought and effort into.
Quality over quantity, people.
ANYWAYS. That was kind of exhausting.
Let’s get on to the good stuff, shall we? Fort Langley is a cute little area and it has been that way for a long while, but recently there are a lot of new businesses opening up and changing up the look and feel of the old time-y town. Mangia e Scappa has been in Fort Langley for a while now, but they recently moved from a small location on the main drag, to what I think was an auto repair shop. It’s quite a large space and a section of it is a marketplace, selling Italian foods. They kept the garage doors, which gives it an industrial feel, but the decor is like an old school Italian cafe.
Mangia e Scappa offers, salads, small plates, quite a large range of wood fired pizzas as well as a handful of house made pasta dishes and then a few specials each day. Their beer and wine menu is limited to Italian origin only, which I thought was a nice touch! Our waitress was very friendly and helpful, and offered up her suggestion when I asked which glass of red to get. I ended up with the Sangiovese on their menu, and it was really nice. I would have liked the Chianti but it was offered by the bottle only and I wasn’t feeling that brazen…Chris got a Morretti which is an Italian beer (they also offer Peroni in case you were wondering.)
We weren’t feeling incredibly hungry, so we didn’t order any appetizers, we skipped right to entrees. My choice was the pasta special of the day. It was Fettuccine with Smoked Salmon, Capers and Red Onion in Rose Sauce.
It was really delicious. The homemade fettuccine was cooked perfectly and the rose sauce was nice and silky. The briney capers were the perfect contrast to the rich sauce.
Chris went for the Gnocchi, which comes as no surprise whatsoever, Gnocchi is his favorite food in the world. This one is a regular item on the menu and comes in a cream sauce with prosciutto, gorgonzola and walnuts.
This dish was also very good, the gnocchi was perfectly pillowy and the portion wasn’t overwhelming. I thought the presentation on this one was really beautiful.
Of course we had to have coffee and dessert. I noticed they had a cute little coffee bar off to the side so we went with some espresso drinks. I had just a regular shot of espresso and Chris ordered a cappuccino. For dessert we ordered the Tiramisu.
Both of our coffees were great and the tiramisu was the perfect ending to a lovely meal.
They offer quite a few other full size desserts and then they also have some smaller bites like biscotti and cannoli from their pastry case. It seemed like during the day time this place would be more like a little market/deli counter. You could pick up your italian pantry staples and then a fresh made dessert to take home.
Our bill came to almost an even $70.00 which I thought was more than reasonable for drinks, dinner and dessert for two. Mangia e Scappa has great service, wonderful handmade food and a relaxed and casual atmosphere.
We will definitely be back to try the pizzas!
*This is not a paid advertisement! We went to this restaurant on our own and paid with our own moola. As always, opinions are all my own!*