Summertime is upon us, which means it’s time to celebrate fresh, seasonal menu items when dining out. I went to Maggiano's Little Italy® to sample selections from their new, “Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish®” menu. When you dine at Maggiano's Little Italy® and select one of these delicious menu items, a donation to Make-A-Wish® will be made in your honor.
The meal started out with a deliciously refreshing glass of “Wish Lemonade.” The lemonade is made from peaches and pomegranates, which give a sweet and tangy flavor.
Next on the tasting, was the “Shrimp and Avocado Lemonette” salad. The mixed greens were perfectly dressed in lemon vinaigrette and included a generous portion of grilled shrimp, avocado and smoked bacon.
The Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish® menu features the three spectacular entrées shown above. The “Grilled Jumbo Shrimp” can be prepared with a honey Calabrian glaze and sweet corn relish, or in a lobster cream sauce with sautéed spinach and Fontina cheese. The third entrée, “Patricia’s Cheese Ravioli,” is gluten-free and was created from Make-A-Wish® Ambassador, Patricia. The best part of trying this dish, was finding out that Maggiano's Little Italy® is sponsoring Patricia’s wish to travel to Rome, Italy. Learn more about Patricia’s trip here.
And of course, it wouldn’t be a complete meal without sampling the featured dessert, a “Flourless Chocolate Cake.” The mixed berries, hot fudge and vanilla bean ice cream paired with the cake was absolutely divine.
Overall, the “Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish®” menu has great light and fresh dishes to choose from and with each dish, you’re able to give back! This special menu will be available through Wednesday, July 8. Maggiano's Little Italy® is located on Level One between Neiman Marcus and Dillard's. Call 214.360.0707 to make a reservation.