Did everyone have a great weekend? I hope you did. The weather couldn't have been any prettier in New Orleans. The skies were blue, the sun was shining, the flowers were blooming and there was a really nice breeze in the air. It was definitely a weekend to be out and about.
My mom and I decided to go to Bravo Cucina Italiana restaurant in Metairie, Louisiana. Bravo Restaurant's are scattered throughout the United States. I've dined at Bravo's a number of times (for both lunch & dinner), and the quality of the food and service is always excellent. They have the best waiters. They're always attentive, knowledgeable, pleasant, and go that extra mile. I must also commend their cooks! Bravo's dishes are always presented so beautifully and they taste just the same. They remodeled the outside (sitting) waiting area with beautiful umbrellas, white twinkle lights, chairs & sofas and the inside decor is equally as exquisite. Always clean & polished, I highly recommend everyone dine at Bravo's. Plus, the prices are as fabulous as everything else there.
Bravo's has a wide selection of appetizers. We ordered their Artichoke & Spinach Formaggio (w/parmesan flatbread). They also give you a basket of their warm foccacia bread. It's really good. Order a glass of white wine. Relax. I had other stops to make afterwards, so I enjoyed a glass of their refreshing iced tea instead.
For lunch, my mom ordered a Grilled Chicken Salad. Her salad, was pretty & colorful. It was filled with grilled chicken, peppers, cucumbers, onion and lettuce. Bravo's salads are HUGE! So it's definitely a meal in itself. I love pasta! So I ordered their Pasta Woozie. It's grilled chicken, fresh spinach, and fettuccine pasta with alfredo sauce.
Ready for dessert? We ordered the Tre Dolce! It's a sampling of their three most popular desserts: tiramisu, torta di cioccolata, and chocolate chip bread pudding. So good!
Ahhh, my Lucky Charms! Since it was St. Patrick's Day weekend, I brought
my clover coin purse with me. Remember, I told you I collect coin
purses. Well here's one of them. If you're on instagram, you saw my ruby slippers coin purse. Our bill, including the tip was approximately $65 at Bravos. Great food, delightful atmosphere and an
enjoyable time. If I had to suggest anything to Bravo's of Metairie, it would be to talk to the front hostess about greeting customers right away. It wasn't busy, her head stayed down and we had to approach her. Also, I think the presentation of the dessert could've been prettier. Sauce was sliding off the sides of the plate. Remember presentation is everything! Other than those two things, I still give Bravo's a sweet rating.