Last week my son Joe and his wife Elizabeth asked if we were interested in going to dinner near his home in Clermont, FL. Of course Roe and I said yes; new places to dine are worth a try. First of all, I want to thank to Joey and Elizabeth for a fun time at dinner and a wonderful evening playing games and cards. I wish you guys lived closer to spend more time together. Mom and Papa Z love you guys very much. Now for the place and food.
If you lived in the "Burg" of Trenton, NJ, this place will take you back to the old memories of how it was. The restaurant is named GOOMBAS, located at 151 W. Highway 50 in Clermont, FL. They have a website with all their dishes that are prepared.
We started with a Tapas of Flat bread which was covered with Italian meats and lightly streaked with a light Balsamic vinegar Next came Mussels Fra Dravolo that Roe and I ordered. Tender morsels of mussels in a hint of spice in the marinara. Joey and Elizabeth gave it a try and also enjoyed our selection. They each ordered Caesar salad which was a healthy serving portion. Roe and I skipped the salads and ordered Pasta Fagioli soup. This was in Roe's opinion the real stuff. Beans and pasta in a great broth without the frills of meat or vegetables. Just as she remembers as a child. We brought some of the soup to enjoy at home so as to make room for our main course.
Next the main course and this is funny. Elizabeth ordered Veal Marsala, no problems there. Joey ordered Chicken Parm, Roe and I ordered Veal Parm. When the entrees arrived they gave me the Chicken Parm, Joey and Roe the Veal. Joey said his chicken tasted funny, Roe's was fine and I thought I had veal too. To find out I had the chicken and our waiter brought Joey out a fresh order of Chicken Parm. I stayed with the chicken, but had enough for a doggie bag. I donated my dinner to Joey to bring home and enjoy as a meal at work. So much food, great taste, you name it and this place has it. Keep it up Goombas.