had plans to bring @vee.dubs here but this was on one of the days when i was on my own. portafoglio is a folded pizza and a popular local snack food here with the locals at rue notre dame lorette. @magna_street_food has a variety of options on their menu like their popular t’ ar’ tufa but here i got the antica mortadella which was mortadella salami with pistachios and pesto cream. c’est un super combination.
Experimentation time! Trying out our first #calzone tonight! This one is packed with salami, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, roquito peppers, smoked cheese and buffalo mozzarella! Delicious and ideal for festivals etc 😋
As much as I try, picture perfect photos are never my strong point, however taste and flavour are two things a lens can not capture.
This is a calzone, whilst it’s just a folded pizza, or to use a more basic title Italian pasty 😂 it is perfect for that mid week meal that is both entertaining and fulfilling.
The key to this is a crisp outer shell with soft dough on the inside and literally surfed to the brim of sauce and toppings.
Now to explain the toppings must be pre-cooked as the problem you face with anything enclosed is even cooking, also it must be eaten straight away, not that that’s ever a problem, especially in my kitchen 😉
Was in the city of Birmingham and thought why not try something random out, so ended up in a place called Farro's Grillhouse. Checked the menu online and it seemed pretty decent, had a nice variety of food so thought why not check it out.
Ordered a portion of 6 Buffalo Wings with Sticky Bbq marinade, Medium Rare steak with side helpings of spicy rice, pasta, steak cut chips, fried egg and a tub of Garlic Mushroom sauce and last but not least a Farros sizzler which was a Calzone containing Chicken, Lamb, Peppers, Onions, Jalapenos, Farro’s Tomato sauce & Mozzarella, finished with a side helping of Bolognese sauce.
After ordering the food came out in literally 10/15 minutes which was quite suprising as I was assuming that it would take atleast 25/35 minutes so felt abit wary about it, but anyway still had to dig in.
I ♥️ a portion of wings as a starter and always tend to order them most places I go but these wings did not hit the spot! They were just standard wings brushed with abit of Bbq sauce and then brought out, was not too keen on them. The sticky bbq sauce tasted nice but that is about it 🙈.
The medium rare steak was not really flavoursome and didn't really have the wow/amazing factor, it was just a mediocre tasting steak with a few sides to compliment it. Not much to say here....
The calzone on the other hand was quite delightful. Very cheesy and meaty from inside and the dough used was very soft and easy to chew. The bolognese sauce went really well with the calzone and it tasted even better with it. Really cannot say much more about the meal it was all just okay, did not really leave the place thinking I would come back to it instead it was more about not wanting to come back so yeah ...
*Taste - 3/5 🤨
*Presentation - 3/5 🙂
*Foody Score - 2.5/5 😌
0 116 October, 2019
Got the pizza shop man to make me a calzone even though it wasn’t on menu 😊