Sunday, May 18, 2008

Who doesn't love ladybugs ! ....but in your salad?


Yesterday was date night. Something I cherish, adore, wait for, long for, etc. etc. etc. *smile* My ever so handsome and manly husband and I drove down to our local Ottavio's Italian Restaurant for some tasty eats, a nice atmosphere and a few precious moments alone together. I ordered the eggplant parmigiana with caesar salad and hubby ordered the manicotti/cannelloni combo with garden salad. Tasty right ?? ....until you spot something little and out of the ordinary hanging out in your salad. Yes, the ladybug.

Now, this particular little bug had since passed from it's life of flitting about in the fields so there were no creepy crawlies but still, a bug in my salad. I understand about lettuce and bugs. There's a lot of bugs out there where it grows and sometimes it's hard to get everything off. I do understand, really. The owner came out, apologized and said we do try and we wash our lettuce daily, but sorry. We laughed, I said it did all a little color to my salad.. albeit in a sort of morbid way and the owner went on his way. (We didn't finish our salads.)

Our entrees were very tasty. The waiter asked if we wanted dessert, we said no. He then brought out "complimentary" ice cream which we assumed was the restaurant's way of "making up" for the little ladybug intruder in my salad. Now, I can't eat ice cream because the butter fat doesn't agree with my stomach and I don't feel like playing that russian roulette game when it's put in front of me. I guess that sort of left a bad taste in my mouth. They could have at least said we'd like to offer you a complimentary dessert and ask which we'd liked. Maybe I'm being picky, but I don't think so. What do you think ?? It's just kind of sad having yummy free dessert for having a bug in your salad and then not being able to eat it. However, hubby, who had no bug in his salad, did enjoy the ice cream.

We paid the full price for our meal and went on our way. I'm not sure when we'll be back to Ottavio's.....

xoxoxoxoxox

~Wendy