Friday, March 4, 2011

Day 35 Captiva

Spent some time ironing and blogging this morning. Also finished a birthday card.  Al spent morning  paying bills online and taking care of some business.  Therefore,  it is not all play while we are here. Drove into Sanibel for lunch at Hungry Heron.  This is one of the older places where we have eaten for is beginning to become one of the less popular on the island as newer and trendier places come on the scene. Al ordered a half corned beef sandwich on rye  with a cup of clam chowder and I had a half shrimp salad sandwich with same soup.  Portions are plentiful  and good.

Al had an appointment with a massage therapist....he has problems with his shoulder and back and having a massage with a qualified therapist relieves some of the pain.  Dianne Johnson's office is behind the Village Shops  and he would recommend her if you need a massage. For a future reminder I all including her link here I passed the time away by checking the Village Shops but did not buy anything.

We decided to stay on Sanibel and eat at Matzaluna - the Italian Kitchen.  Since it was still too early for us to eat, we had drinks and an appetizer of Calamari Fritto at their bar.....well it was Happy Hour so why not get  happy. For dinner in the dining room,  Al ordered Veal Saltimboca...escapoles of veal baked proscuitto, provolone and sage cream sauce.  This was a bit different preparation of the dish than we have had before....Al was not crazy about the cream sauce and lacked the flavor of sage. I had Eggplant Parmesan...lightly fried and baked with mozzarella and sauce pomodoro with penne pasta.  Way too much sauce and cheese.......eggplant was in there somwhere.  I have not been able to find eggplant parmesan as great as the one from Maplewood  Restaurant in Vineland, NJ. This was not one of our best dinners ....may be better to try their pizza if we come back.

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