August 10, 2007
July Dinner @ Caffe Pranzo
July was our first couples monthly dinner. We ate at Caffe Pranzo. A small Italian restaurant, hidden away in a shopping center on May Avenue. The atmosphere is casual and laid back. The staff is very friendly and informative. As soon as you walk in you smell fresh baked bread and all the aromas that will soon be your dinner. Everything is made to order so your meal can be made to your taste. The warm fresh bread and balsamic vinegar and garlic dip prepared your taste buds for what was coming next.
We had a great time enjoying each others company. I think we were the loudest table there. With Estevan’s silliness and Mitzi’s contagious laughter, it was an enjoyable time. It was nice to get together and actually have a conversation with everyone we see and just say hi to once a week. We caught up on things and went right back to never having been away from each other. We needed that. Estevan had us playing a guessing game on the other diners there. But the little old lady he picked last had us cracking up in a roar. I hope that we can all keep doing this as the years go by.
I ordered the Ceaser salad to start my meal. It was really tatsy. A good bite of garlic and cheese. Then I ordered the fresh rosemary salmon. The salmon was grilled perfectly. It came with sauteed diced tomatoes, zucchini and squash tossed in capellini. The tanginess of the lemon, rosemary and garlic of the salmon went very well with the sweetness of the tomatoes and veggies. I was full but did not want to stop eating, my taste buds wanted more!
Then of course we had dessert!! We had the Carnegie Deli’s famous cheesecake. It was fantastic!! An explosion of sweetness and smooth cream cheese in your mouth. They top it with a berry sauce, nuts and a drizzle of chocolate. But even without all that I know it still would have been great. We also tried the Tiramisu, it was fine.
Needless to say that Caffe Pranzo is a place we will be returning to again with the couples and just on our own. Oklahoma has a little hidden away jewel that is a great place to have authentic Italian food. And you will come back over and over again and try all the items on there menu. Thank you Caffe Pranzo!