Lasagna fresca with shrimp – Olive Garden

Lasagna fresca with shrimp - Olive Garden
Vegetable lasagna, sautéed shrimp, grilled tomatoes with sun-dried tomato sauce. Served with soup. $14.79
Olive Garden, Martinsburg WV

Omg! I thought with the words “fresca” and “shrimp” that this dish would be on the lighter side. That didn’t happen! This plate was definitely a gut bomb. There was SO much cheese in the lasagna and the sun-dried tomato sauce (which I’m assuming was inside the lasagna) was overpowered by the additional cheesy cream sauce dumped on top. The spots of pesto were cute for color but just added another layer of richness to this heavy dish. Not really what I wanted when I ordered this from their seasonal fresca menu.

Morven Park grounds
Morven Park grounds, Leesburg VA.

White asparagus – Volt

White asparagus - Volt
House bay seasoning, poached brown butter custard. Tasting menu $95
Volt, Frederick MD

This was a freebie dish from the kitchen (ooh, I love freebies!). The asparagus had a different texture that I hadn’t tried before. I’ve had white asparagus before, but not prepared in this way. I liked the bay seasoning and the custard! The flowers were a pretty touch too.

Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park, VA.

Pizza and wings lunch buffet – Pizza City II

Pepperoni pizza and buffalo wings - Pizza City II
Pepperoni pizza and buffalo wings.
Pizza City II, Ranson WV

Ugh, both the pizza and wings weren’t very good, but the lunch buffet price was super cheap and it was unlimited food so what can I say? I ate these two plates worth of food and that was it. I wanted to save some calories for better quality food later. :) I did like that they had a few flavors of wings to choose from though.

Supreme pizza and assorted wings - Pizza City II
Supreme pizza and assorted wings.

Charles Town Races
Charles Town Races.