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Restaurant Club is tonight.  This makes my tummy very excited.  We’re hitting up one of Cayman’s many Italian restaurants.  I haven’t been there since becoming a food blogger.  Which means I haven’t been there since I started reading Manuela’s authentic Italian food posts over at Manu’s Menu. Since I started cooking her recipes, my idea of ‘good’ Italian has changed (for the better, I think!)  For example, this broccoli pasta with pine nuts absolutely blew my mind.

If it came down to a bloody kitchen battle royale to the death…my money would be on Manuela.
And while I’m here, Mille Grazie to all my foodbuzz friends who helped TDD make the Top 9 today for Wednesday’s corn fritters!
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  1. I love Manus Menu also! GREAT Italian recipes. That pasta looks amazing .I love pine nuts.

  2. This looks great! And congrats on making Top 9! Woooooooooop woooooooooooooooooooooop! 😀

  3. Congrats on Top 9! Way to go!

  4. Congrats on being at Top 9! 😀

  5. Your corn fritters certainly deserved to be on the top 9…congratulations, well deserved!
    Love your pasta dish as well, certainly could eat it right now:DDD

  6. Congrats on making Top 9! WOoooo!!!

  7. I make pasta and broccoli all the time and never thought of adding pine nuts!!!! YUM, and congrats 🙂

  8. Love the title and Congrats on landing at the Top again!

  9. We missed your Wednesday Top 9 because we, to had internet connection problems, namely being struck bu lightning, but how exciting is it to be Top 9 twice in one week! you go girl! About pasta, when you've had the real ting there's no going back. Adam lived in Italy for many years and it wasn't until we went there together that I understood why he almost NEVER eats Italian food in the US. This pasta looks like it would please his palate though, great recipe!

  10. That pasta looks delicious! I love to step out of the box and try something other than a tomato sauce! Wonderful! And congrats on your top 9!!! : )

  11. So …the restaurant review coming soon I hope?:)
    Congrats on the Top 9 on Foodbuzz! I have not been there for so long… I get the Top 9 news late!

  12. The pasta looks awesome! Congrats on the top 9.

  13. Well those corn fritters were oh so good so it was well deserved.

  14. Congrats on Top 9! Summer distractions have been keeping away from Foodbuzz. The pasta dish sounds delicious with broccoli and pine nuts – yum! Love that name, pastafarian!

  15. Wow…Top 9 again! That's great and well-deserved! Congraaaats!!

    This pasta dish is really very tempting. My son was just around when I was watching the pasta picture closely…and he said, mummy, I want this! So compliments from my 3 year old son too!!

  16. Who Rocks? Who made Top9 AGAIN!? YOU did with this awesome dish! Congratulations! I'm SO happy for you!

  17. I could eat Italian every night of the week. And that broccoli pasta would definitely make the menu one night 🙂 Hope you have a great dinner out!

  18. This pasta looks fabulous…can't go wrong with Manu! And congrats on your Top 9!!!

  19. I was so happy to hang out with you all day long on top 9! 🙂 CONGRATS!!!
    Hope you had a great time stuffing your face at the restaurant. hehehe ♥

  20. Congratulations on the top 9. How exciting for you. The restaurant club sounds like so much fun too.
    Sam

  21. Congrats on making it to the top 9, hope more will follow. Broccoli paste is one I cannot resist, its so healthy esp with the nuts.

  22. I'm pretty sure I might be making that broccoli pasta with pine nuts for dinner tonight, it looks so delicious. Can't wait to hear about your restaurant club from last night!

  23. Congrats on top 9 yesterday, sorry its belated but I was out of town for most of the day. Anyhow this pasta dish looks delicious, Manuela has a great blog. Looking forward to reading about your escape with the restaurant club!

  24. I missed you live on the Top 9 because I have a Third World internet connection at the moment. CONGRATULATIONS – great to see you there. Off to check out the pasta. Am a huge fan of Manu's Menu.

  25. Congrats on the top 9 today! I was so happy when I saw your fritters up there! You have a pasta club too?!?! I've said it 100 times and I'll say it again. Your life rocks. P.S. Are pine nuts super pricey on your gorgeous island like they are here?

  26. I'm excited to try this! I love pine nuts!

  27. looks yum, have a fab weekend and congrats on the top 9

  28. Ohhhhh!!! This pasta looks way better than mine!!!! :-))))) I am so happy you like it! And thank you so much for your sweet words! I really appreciate it!

    Congrats on Top 9! Sooooo well deserved!!! 🙂

    Have fun at the restaurant club, I can't wait to see what you think now of Italian restaurants! hehehe

    Hugs!

  29. Great job on the foodbuzz award! It's about time….

    Have a super duper weekend!

  30. LOL @ the name “pastafarian.” I love it!

    Congrats on the buzz!!!

  31. congrats dear !

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  32. Congrats dear!
    Your pasta dish is awesome and I a silent soul suddenly start shouting…. I want this pasta plate….I don't know what to do!!:)

  33. Congrats on making Top 9 – you deserve it!!

    That pasta looks amazing. my husband and I make a pesto rice that reminds me of it — basil or broccoli, you can't go wrong with pine nuts and Parmesan!

  34. I am surprised it took so long for foodbuzz to get the fritters on the ranking but they finally got there. It seems they are getting smarter now and their taste is improving:)

  35. Congrats on the top 9, how exciting! Love the looks of this pasta. Looking forward to hearing about your outing tonight. (what is a restaurant club?)

  36. Looks delicious and I like broccoli in pasta.

  37. Your corn fritters were very deserving of Top 9, girl! This pasta dish looks mighty tasty too!

  38. Congratulations on the Top 9! 🙂

    I took a look at that broccoli pasta w/pine nuts….wow, does that look good. You've inspired me that we are having pasta tonight!

    Have a great weekend!

  39. About dinner time here…and this makes my tummy growl……..

  40. Congrats on making it in the top 9! Totally well deserved. I hope you enjoy the food in the restaurant. Do share some pictures with us!

  41. I'm not a huge pasta fan but this looks delicious!

  42. Was so happy to see you on Top9 today! You deserve it – bravo! Love the look of that pasta. Lucky you with that restau tonight – enjoy!

  43. Oh this looks delicious and congratulations on Top 9!! 🙂

  44. Love the sound of that pasta – brocolli and pine nuts is a winner!
    Have fun at restaurant club:)
    Mary

  45. Congratulations on the Top 9. Yah, why eat pasta in a restaurant and pay so much for it when it can be easily done at home?

  46. Congrats on the top 9, that is a HUGE accomplishment!!

  47. That's a good looking plate of pasta. Have fun at restaurant club! That's such a great idea.

  48. Wow! Have a great time at the restaurant tonight! My husband and I were lucky enough to live in Sicily for 3 years and that changed my view on pasta, too! This dish – it looks amazing!

    I can't wait to see what you come up with! Congratulations again on the Top 9…it was well deserved and I was thrilled to see you up there!

  49. I want that pasta!! It's singing to me 🙂

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