I've only eaten at Gumbo once and that was so many years ago so going back to Gumbo for lunch was like a discovering a new place. Before anything else, just to remind you, there won't be any shrimp on this post (I'm vegetarian), so you might want to lower your expectations a bit :P
While waiting for our order, the very pleasant and cute waitress served us some complimentary bread:
|Apparently the oil + roasted garlic dip is popular in a lot of resto. Remember Chelsea?|
We really didn't have to wait long, after just a few minutes (around just 5 I think), our orders started coming! Talk about really fast service! *clap, clap!
|We had some artichoke and formaggio for starters.|
Next we had some Mozzarella sticks!
|Coconut encrusted Mozzarella sticks|
Then came our main dish: Pasta Putanesca!
Normally, I don't like eating Putanesca because I make really good putanesca and I always look for that same taste, but since there was no other vegetarian option (plus I was too hungry to think), I agreed on getting it. Much to my surprise, the pasta tasted AMAZING!-- even better than my own recipe! It's that goooooood! I tell you, I chowed down that baby in forkfuls, I didn't care if I looked sloppy while eating it. haha!
Now, I don't see "shrimp" flash before my eyes when I hear of "gumbo", all I can see is pasta! mozzarella! and artichoke dips! :)
TMF rating: 10/10!