Yesterday the husband and I celebrated our four year wedding anniversary.

I will neither confirm nor deny whether one of the parties in said relationship perhaps may or may not have forgotten the occasion…

For our first anniversary, we celebrated with a trip to the Biltmore in Asheville.

biltmore in asheville

wedding anniversary at the biltmore

By the fourth anniversary, we settled for carry out.

At least it was fancy carry out though: Carrabba’s Italian Grill!

carrabbas carside carryout

I’d been hanging on to a card for complimentary Crispy Calamari since I went to the Carrabba’s Tastemaker event umm…last August. {The event incidentally was a ton of fun- we got to learn how they make some of their signature pasta’s like the Tag Pic Pac and Penne Franco.}

Anyways, we cashed in the coupon and along with some pasta, salad, and bread, we were all set for a delicious anniversary dinner. What’s better than great food in the comfort of your own home that you didn’t have to cook?? That’s what I was thinking. Smile

It ended up taking two trips up to Carrabba’s to actually get our whole meal, but once we finally had all the food in our hands it was a delicious meal.

The calamari was good, but after a few bites it was too salty for me to handle. Everything else was fantastic though. We had one of their summer pasta specials, the Pasta Rambo {and no, I didn’t get it just because it has an awesome name…though it does.}

carrabba's crispy calamari

crispy calamari with marinara dipping sauce

The Pasta Rambo was thick linguine with shrimp, sautéed mushrooms, and tomatoes in a lemon basil butter sauce. The shrimp in the pasta were cooked perfectly, and the light sauce was perfect for the dish.

pasta rambo carrabba's special

I could probably eat a whole week’s worth of meals of just Carrabba’s Caesar salad and bread- their dipping oil spice blend is by far my favorite of any restaurant.

carrabas bread and oilcaesar salad and calamari

I can’t wait to dig into the leftovers for lunch, although there’s not much left.


What’s your favorite restaurant?