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I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and settling into fall! The last couple of months have been extremely busy at work and trying to fit in some summer fun! In September we went to the Thousand Islands for a fantastic vacation with beautiful, warm weather! This past weekend we celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful dining experience at Mangia Ristorante & Caffe in Orchard Park. Today I am sharing the wonderful dishes we had at Mangia Ristorante & Caffe and a few pictures from our travels with more to come later. New recipes will be coming over the next few weeks! Let me know what you did this summer and I will try and catch up on everyone’s blogs over the upcoming weeks!

Dinner at Mangia Ristorante & Caffe
Cocktails and yummy appetizers to start the evening!
Mangia wine

Mangia appetizer

Mangia bread

The main entrees were just excellent! Greg had the Bistecca Alla Filettos, which is two 4 oz. filet of beef with a wild mushroom demi glaze over garlic mashed potatoes & escarole. The filet of beef was perfectly prepared!
Mangia Steak

I had the Pollo Adriatico, which is a boneless chicken breast with crab meat and asparagus in a garlic & basil white wine cream sauce. Absolutely delicious with the chicken so tender!
Mangia chicken

For dessert we each had a Nutty Irishman as our after dinner drink. Greg had the strawberry cheesecake and I had the tiramisu. Both were just excellent and a perfect way to close out a delicious dining experience!
Mangia Nutty Irishman
Mangia Strawberry Cheesecake
Mangia desset

And a quick peek into our vacation…. Below is a picture from Clayton NY antique boat museum.
Boldt Home Boat

Our view of Boldt Castle while having breakfast – so relaxing – I could get use to having breakfast with that view!
Breakfast with view of Boldt castle

A view of Boldt Castle just before we got off the boat.
Boldt castle

Boldt Castle at night.
Boldt Castle at night

Greg and me on a walk with a beautiful view!
Boldt Castle in the background late summer 2015
View of Boldt Castle in background

28 thoughts on “15th Anniversary Celebration at Mangia Ristorante & Caffe

  1. lulu says:

    Looks like a good adventure with great emphasis on food.

    1. Bernice says:

      Food is always an important part of our vacations. 🙂

      1. lulu says:

        I relate!🍴

  2. Ingrid says:

    Looks and sounds like a fabulous vacation accompanied by some delicious food. Happy Anniversary 🙂

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you – we had a great time!!

  3. Looks like a great time. Thanx for sharing. I myself got more into my sketching and acrylic painting and assisting my wife with her upholstery class. ( We are completely redoing a couple of worn chairs.) Volunteer work with the VFW and senior centers and refurbishing some vegetable beds. (This drought has been a killer. Thank goodness for our recycled water methods.) Look forward to more of your recipes. Peace.

    1. Bernice says:

      Your artistic activities sounds like fun!! I can’t even imagine the droughts that you go through – has to be difficult! I have a few new recipes that I need to get ready for posting!

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Great, photos great food and you too make a handsome couple! 🙂 xx

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you for your kind compliment – I am very lucky to have him! 🙂

      1. willowdot21 says:

        And he is lucky to have you too!:)

  5. joanfrankham says:

    Wonderful photos and great food – but what is a Nutty Irishman – I have met a few, but never one that was edible!!

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks it was a great time! The Nutty Irishman was good! Baileys with hazelnut liquor and cream. Yummy!!

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you – we had a great time!

  6. Gary Lum says:

    Congratulations on 15 years of marriage 😀

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks so much!! 🙂

  7. dawn says:

    Beautiful peace

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you!! 🙂

  8. Sheryl says:

    This post brings back wonderful memories of when I visited Boldt Castle in the early 1980s. It was sad how the owner never completed it after his wife died. After I read this post, I googled Boldt Castle, and was surprised to learn that it has been partially restored and updated in recent years. If I ever get back to the area, I definitely want to visit it again to see how it has changed.

    1. Bernice says:

      It has dramatically changed over the years – with tourism millions have been put into the renovation. I will be posting pictures of our trip and it was a wonderful day at the castle!

  9. Sophie33 says:

    It looks that you had great fun dining & wining there! What a lovely scenery outdoors too! xxx

    1. Bernice says:

      We did have a great time! Mangia has awesome food and it is a wonderful experience!

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