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Restaurant Review: Mangia e Scappa Italian Foods – Fort Langley, BC

28 Oct

Hey Guys!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!*

 

Mangia e Scappa Italian Foods Ltd. Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Restaurant Review: Point No Point Resort Vancouver Island, British Columbia

17 Jul

Hello sweet people!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday so far! I have an awesome restaurant review that I wanted to share with you today.

Point no Point Resort is a gorgeous west coast style retreat situated about 45 minutes outside of Victoria, BC. It’s actually only 25 km (16 miles) outside of the town of Sooke, if anyone happens to know where that is! The resort features 25 beautiful cabins perched on the side of a cliff that overlook the Pacific.

Each cabin is kind of decorated in it’s own style but they all have that cozy west coast log cabin feel and breathtaking ocean views. It’s the perfect place for a romantic getaway!

I sound like an infomercial but I just really, really, like this place.

We didn’t stay at the resort this time but we DID eat at their fab restaurant. We stopped there once on the way back from our camping trip and since then we have decided to make it a yearly trip.

First of all I just want to show you the view from our table because it was just gosh darn ridiculous.

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Like…hello?

Eating lunch with this view? Just bananas.

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And one more…

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The best part is, the view doesn’t overshadow the food!

When you walk into the restaurant it almost seems like you’re in someones living room. they have a fireplace and a couch and it seems slightly dark, though totally quaint. Then you’re led out into one of two sun rooms. Both rooms have beautiful views, no matter what table you are seated at. The dining area is so bright and airy I couldn’t even handle it. I’m a big fan of bright and airy.

I also want to make a point of saying that they do an amazing job of keeping this place neat and tidy, the buildings are on the old side but they keep them in amazing shape and everything is clean as a whistle. I am the type of person to look around and see if the floors are dirty, or the bathroom needs cleaning and I could honestly not say anything negative about this place in that aspect.

Okay, on to the most important part, the food!

We we’re just there for lunch and I wasn’t starving so I passed on an appetizer. Mr. Delish ordered a bowl of their Creamy Seafood Chowder ($7) and of course I’m a ding dong and didn’t get a photo of it. It was thick and creamy and loaded with seafood and fresh veggies. It also came with a little bread basket. The waitress was so kind to offer an extra spoon so I could get in on some of the chowder. I think he was shooting her the evil eye after that one (jokes!) It was super tasty and I believe they have the chowder on the menu every day and they also switch up a soup of the day (tomato and roasted chickpea on the day we were there.)

Then we ordered our mains! Mr. Delish decided on the “Confit of Chicken Leg” ($15) which was served on top of greens along with confit of tomato, basil and mozzarella.

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It was delicious. The chicken was cooked perfectly, crisp skin and fall off the bone meat. The tomato, basil, mozzarella concoction was delicious. He ended up pulling the chicken off the bone and mixing it all together like a salad. It was more than enough for him to eat and he thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Yum!

Then for my main, I ordered the “Marinated BC Salmon” ($15) which was also served on a bed of fresh greens along with Israeli cous cous, pickled beets, shallots and an orange vinaigrette.

Oh man.

I would give my left arm to have this magically appear on my desk right now. Seriously.

The salmon was cooked perfectly, flaky but juicy and tender, and super flavorful. The cous cous and beets were an awesome combination and I am going to try make something like it at home. Dang good is what that is.

We finished off our lunch with tea and we just had to order a creme brulee ($7), which we ordered before when we were there and we loved it! I can honestly say this is one of the few places that makes a proper creme brulee. Of course I ate it before I remembered forgot to take a photo.

Just a note: the menu online which can be found HERE is possibly outdated. It seems like they have a lot of similar dishes but they switch it up with more seasonal ingredients.

All in all, this place is fantastic and I think you all would love it to bits! So if you ever find yourself on Vancouver island, please, pullleaaseee check it out!

Point No Point Resort

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You can also find Point No Point on Facebook!

**I am not being compensated in any way for this review, nor am I affiliated with Point No Point Resort. Just a big fan right here…**

Barbequed Steelhead Trout Two Ways

26 Jun

Good afternoon to all you lovely people!

I hope you are all having a great day so far. I am counting down the days to the long weekend! Only two more days of work till 3 days off, then 4 work days after that and I am going to Vancouver island for 9 days!

Woop woop.

Can you tell I’m excited?

I’m going to tell you a little about this fish:

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Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Tomato Frittata with Asiago

29 May

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all having a fabulous day so far.

What did you all get up to last night?

I didn’t do much, just relaxed. Caught up on some TV on the PVR that I haven’t gotten around to watching. A couple of the shows I watched:

-Finale of New Girl: Sort of a cliffhanger ending! What is going to happen with Schmidt and Cece??!!

-SNL episode with Ben Affleck and Kanye West: Ben Affleck was hilar! I love any of the ones with Stephen and surprise appearance by Amy Pohler? YAY. What the heck is up with Kanye’s new music style, though? That’s wack.

Other than that I didn’t do much, I have been feeling super tired lately so hopefully it passes. I think it has something to do with this dreary weather we’ve been having in Vancouver.

C’mon sun, I need some Vitamin D!

Does anyone want to have breakfast with me today? Frittata is on the menu!

Actually, I could only wish this is what I was having for breakfast! I’m pretty sure I’ll be eating Mini Wheats and a banana…

This is so much…yummier!

I am a big fan of eggs for breakfast, I am not a huge ‘sweets for breakfast’ person, so I usually lean towards eggs and toast kind of thing. Lately I’ve been making breakfast tacos, which are really tasty, but that is a recipe for another day.

Today we make frittata.

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Missing Ingredient {Monthly Subscription Box}

24 Apr

Good afternoon everyone!

I hope you are all having a fabulous Wednesday so far!

I am not going to do my regular chit chat thing today, I will just get right into it!

So a few weeks ago I came across this gourmet food subscription service when I was browsing the web. After looking into it a little further I realized that it was being run by a local gourmet food shop called Well Seasoned.  Along with their food shop, they also host cooking classes taught by local chefs. They always have lots of new events up and coming so if you’re in the lower mainland you should definitely check out their site for all the fun stuff they have in store!

Like I said, they recently started a gourmet food subscription box called “Missing Ingredient.” When I saw it I really wanted to share it with you guys and lucky for me, Angie over at Missing Ingredient was kind enough to send me a sample April box to try! I got it a week or so ago and I took some photos so I can show you all how it works.

Here we go!

The box is packaged really well, they put lots of shredded brown paper in the box to prevent anything from breaking or moving around.

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Hmm….what’s going to be in the box!?

find out what’s in the box!

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