Lunch deals are such a craze in the city these days. Most restaurants offer set meals with discounted prices during the weekdays. Last month, Carino's introduced their 40 AED Power Lunch, a complete meal with an appetizer, a main course and a refillable drink. As a big fan of the restaurant, I was overjoyed!
When my friends and I had a weekday lunch meet-up, Carino's was a superb choice. The restaurant is very near our workplace, it's never crowded (so, no waiting time) and the current lunch promo made our tummies full, but didn't made our pockets empty!
|Carino's at Burjuman Centre|
|the decors near our couch|
|the Power Lunch menu|
For the appetizer, we were given an option to choose between salad or soup.
The complimentary Italian bread was also served
|Carino's famous freshly baked Italian bread|
|My choice of appetizer: house salad with balsamic dressing|
|J's bowl of chicken mushroom soup|
|D's Italian bread soup|
There were a variety of choices for the main entree. On the menu, there were different kinds of pasta dishes, sandwiches and pizza.
|D and J's choice: Jalapeno Garlic Creme Dory|
(fillet creme dory sauteed with fresh garlic , diced tomatoes, jalapenos and spinach in lemon butter cream sauce, over a bed of angel hair pasta)
|My pasta: Grilled Chicken Bowtie Festival|
(pasta with sliced chicken, bacon, garlic, red onions, roma tomatoes and asiago cream sauce)
Regular price for the meal I had:
House Salad: 18 AED
Pasta: 48 AED
Iced Tea: 16 AED
Total: 82 AED
The Power Lunch was of great value, excellent Italian meal at 50% off the regular price. We were not able to finish the hefty serving of pasta, so half was wrapped up and we had it for dinner. It was the best 40 AED lunch I ever had.