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Thread: Azzurro at Playa Linda

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    Azzurro at Playa Linda

    On our first night, April 5, 2015 we were tired and decided to eat on site at Azzurro. We offered to eat at the bar because they looked busy and we had no reservation, but they found us a table (comically, the same table we ate at last June). I had a great Sangria (well, not just 1) and veal cooked in white wine topped with shrimps (you may notice in Aruba, shrimp is not plural unless you say shrimps; we found that funny every time) topped with mozzarella. It was very, very good and the wait staff great as well. I'm not a foodie so I can't express my food in eloquent food terms. I either like something or I don't. I was raised in a meat and potato household; never had fish unless it was a school lunch. It doesn't matter to me if the meat comes with a demi-glaze, gravy or a sauce, and it doesn't matter to me if I get drawn butter or just simply melted butter. And when I cook at home, it makes no difference to me (but maybe it should) if I use all-purpose flour, cake flour, self rising or bread flour. However, I do know my deserts.

    And just a "funny" about the Spaghetti al Formaggio Parmigiano offered here and at Gianni's. For those of you who don't know, it is described on the menu as: "An authentic Italian dish flamed with whisky at your table
    with fresh tomato sauce and basil ". It's a giant wheel of cheese that they wheel to your table, light on fire and swirl the spaghetti in before plating it. They have a minimum order of 2 persons. We love cheese and thought maybe DH would want to try it. Many people order it whenever we've eaten there, so it must be good. You'd have thought I asked him to eat the sand from the beach below. "Are you joking? They wheel that hunk of cheese around all night collecting all kinds of dust, bugs and germs. And I'm sure the lizards help themselves overnight." They light - it - on - fire and I'm sure they cover it when not using it, I laughingly responded. Needless to say, I have not tried the Spaghetti al Formaggio Parmigiano.

    More dinner highlights to follow as time allows; I'll give each restaurant its own thread if that's ok.






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    hahahahahah
    hmmmmm....your dh's description for the spaghetti formaggio.......i never thought of that.
    now that i have....i might just pass.

    Quote Originally Posted by AUA1989 View Post
    On our first night, April 5, 2015 we were tired and decided to eat on site at Azzurro. We offered to eat at the bar because they looked busy and we had no reservation, but they found us a table (comically, the same table we ate at last June). I had a great Sangria (well, not just 1) and veal cooked in white wine topped with shrimps (you may notice in Aruba, shrimp is not plural unless you say shrimps; we found that funny every time) topped with mozzarella. It was very, very good and the wait staff great as well. I'm not a foodie so I can't express my food in eloquent food terms. I either like something or I don't. I was raised in a meat and potato household; never had fish unless it was a school lunch. It doesn't matter to me if the meat comes with a demi-glaze, gravy or a sauce, and it doesn't matter to me if I get drawn butter or just simply melted butter. And when I cook at home, it makes no difference to me (but maybe it should) if I use all-purpose flour, cake flour, self rising or bread flour. However, I do know my deserts.

    And just a "funny" about the Spaghetti al Formaggio Parmigiano offered here and at Gianni's. For those of you who don't know, it is described on the menu as: "An authentic Italian dish flamed with whisky at your table
    with fresh tomato sauce and basil ". It's a giant wheel of cheese that they wheel to your table, light on fire and swirl the spaghetti in before plating it. They have a minimum order of 2 persons. We love cheese and thought maybe DH would want to try it. Many people order it whenever we've eaten there, so it must be good. You'd have thought I asked him to eat the sand from the beach below. "Are you joking? They wheel that hunk of cheese around all night collecting all kinds of dust, bugs and germs. And I'm sure the lizards help themselves overnight." They light - it - on - fire and I'm sure they cover it when not using it, I laughingly responded. Needless to say, I have not tried the Spaghetti al Formaggio Parmigiano.

    More dinner highlights to follow as time allows; I'll give each restaurant its own thread if that's ok.






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    Thanks for the smile..... yup, count me out on the cheese wheel too!

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    I love the cheese wheel at Azzurro's. I had it the last time that we were there. Now I'll be thinking twice about ordering it.

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    Well, if you guys are gonna pass on the cheese wheel because of a little dust and iguana spit, do not read the information at this link. You might never make it to Aruba at all.

    http://www.magellanjets.com/blog/how...truth-revealed

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaltVB View Post
    Well, if you guys are gonna pass on the cheese wheel because of a little dust and iguana spit, do not read the information at this link. You might never make it to Aruba at all.

    http://www.magellanjets.com/blog/how...truth-revealed
    Thanks.... just cancelled my trip 'cuz of this...... NOT! But will pack some clorox wipes in a baggie!!!

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    I always carry travel chlorox wipes and wipe everything down. My husband thinks I'm nuts but we've never gotten sick after being on a airplane!!!

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    I always take clorox wipes on the plane and wipe down the tray tables, arm rests, seat belts. People look at me like I'm crazy but I don't care. Beats getting sick...

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    Didn't mean to trash the cheese wheel. Hubby sometimes has a warped view of things. I'm sure the restaurants are very careful about the care of the wheel.

    I never, ever thought about the germs on those bins at airport security! I was actually getting over a cold on our way to Aruba and once I got there it was gone. Those Aruba miracles.

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    love azzurro, favorite on the island.
    we're regulars..

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