Carrabba’s Grand Opening in Cumming, GA on Monday, August 20, 2012

carrabba's kids menu

Carrabba's Kids Menu

I am excited that Carrabba’s Italian Grill is coming to Forsyth County, GA! I attended a preview and was impressed with the authentic menu selection and fresh, homemade ingredients.

The grand opening of Carrabba’s in Forsyth County, GA is this Monday, August 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm. Join in on the fun and 50 percent of proceeds from opening night (up to $5,000) will go to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Forsyth. Enjoy a night of tasty home-cooked dining for a cause!

Carrabba’s has a colorful 6 page kids menu coloring booklet to keep the little ones occupied while dining. Kids can also play with pizza dough which is a neat way to keep their hands occupied while waiting for dinner! The kids meals are for kids 10 and under and cost $5.50 including beverage.

The kids menu offers something for everyone: grilled chicken, whole grain spaghetti, spaghetti and meatball, cheese or pepperoni pizza, cheese ravioli, chicken fingers. Buttered penne pasta or the veggie of the day can be substituted for any side.

If you sit at one of the nine the counter seats by the open kitchen, you are sure to be delighted with a show as all of the food is prepared from scratch in the wide open kitchen. The chefs joke with the crowd and even might offer samples.

The adult menu is full of traditional Italian fare and offers some items with a twist. Carrabba’s will be offering special menu items a few times a year.

Carabba’s offers online ordering, carside carry-out (for when the family just needs to eat at home!), catering, special events (including a private lunch in the dining room). They are open for dinner 7 days a week from 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm. You can join the Amici Club and stay informed about events, special offers, rewards and promotions.

There is a gluten free menu available. For accommodation of special diets/food allergies – please notify the Manager. Carrabba’s is active on social media and can be found on Facebook, FourSquare, Twitter, YouTube and more!

children's healthcare of atlanta forsyth

Opening Night at Carrabba's Supports Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Sampling:

These dishes that were sampled were delicious. Carrabba’s spends a lot of time preparing the sauces and dishes. There is a reason they are not open for lunch – they are making dinner for each night! The wood-fired grill is always on and something is always being prepared. There are no microwaves on the premises.

After a tour, we started with a samples of blackberry and peach sangria which are perfect summer cocktails. Then we sampled the following food:

Crab cakes – Jumbo lump crabmeat pan-seared to perfection with red bell pepper sauce.
Cozze in Bianco – Steamed mussels in white wine, basil, lemon butter sauce.
Calamari – with marinara sauce or spicy Italian pepper and lemon butter sauce.
Margherita pizza – fresh milk mozzarella and sundried tomato wood-fired pizza.
Tag Pic Pac – Tagliarini in Picchi Pacciu sauce with crushed tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and basil.
Messaluna – half moon ravioli stuffed with chicken, ricotta, spinach in tomato cream sauce.
Chicken Bryan – chicken topped with goat cheese, sundried tomatoes and a basil lemon butter sauce
Pollo Rosa Maria – chicken stuffed with fontina and prosciutto, topped with mushrooms and a basil lemon butter sauce.

Dessert Rosa – named for the propietor’s mother, this delish dessert features a yellow cake with pineapple, custard, banana, icing and a chocolate strawberry on top.
Sogno Di Cioccolata “Chocolate Dream” – simply a chocolate lover’s dream dessert – layers upon layers of chocolate mousse, fudge brownie, fresh whipped cream, homemade chocolate sauce. (Note: the serving size of one dessert can easily feed 2 people or more!)

Needless to say, we were all full afterwards and enjoyed learning about the newest restaurant in our neighborhood. It felt like Thanksgiving Day!

Tag Pic Pac

Welcome Carrabba’s to Forsyth County!
770-292-9104
420 Peachtree Parkway (at The Avenue Forsyth)
Cumming, GA  30041

Open Daily from 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Carrabba’s in Cumming offers flavorful, handmade Italian dishes prepared to order in a lively exhibition kitchen. Guests enjoy Carrabba family recipes handed down for generations including crispy calamari, homemade lasagne and a variety of fresh fish, seafood and meats cooked over our wood-fired grill.

Disclosure: Carrabba’s invited me to a preview and tour. I was not financially compensated for this post. This post is entirely my opinion.

 

 

 

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