Friday, January 04, 2008

Dinner at Tony Roma's


Al fresco section of Tony Roma's

The first time we dined at Tony Roma's; the branch had just opened at Cineleisure, Damansara. I was pleased to see Bleu Cheese Burger on the menu, which I had and later recommended to GK. I think he can vouch for me when I say that the burger was good! I was also impressed by the fact that a waitress came running up to us with hot towels the moment we finished our dinner, which I thought was pretty cute!


Here's Zeff!

Last Sunday, we went there again with our good buddy Zeff. This time we decided to dine al fresco. It's always fun to people-watch and the weekend bazaar, which was in full swing by the time we arrived, gave us plenty of action to enjoy.


Served with celery sticks and creamy Bleu cheese dressing

For starters, we ordered the Red Hot Buffalo Wings. Tasty and spicy enough, I still feel that TGIF serves better ones with a tastier dip. I probably won't be ordering this again the next time we come here.


Shitake Swiss Burger

I had a difficult time choosing my main course as Tony Roma's offers an extensive menu and finally decided on the Shitake Swiss Burger...


Shrimp Scampi Pasta

while B chose to go Italian for the night with Shrimp Scampi Pasta. Bow-tie pasta lightly sautéed with garlic, basil, tomatoes and pesto, this dish was a tad bland to me and I personally felt it could've used more spice & salt.


Thanks for a fun NY eve Zeff!

The portion for these 2 dishes was pretty huge. Add to that the buffalo wings and the garlic bread we put away as appetizers, we found ourselves totally stuffed halfway through the meal. The thought of having another bite was too much for me to bear so we ended up packing the leftovers to bring home. It was also then that I started feeling rather guilty for breaking my diet promise ... again! Every morning I tell myself that my diet begins today. And every night, I end up feeling guilty for not making it through the day. ;)

Perhaps I should check out the newly discovered diet plan called The Magnetic Diet. This diet holds the key to a fantastic new you! It is an innovative weight loss program, which increases your metabolism by combining specific foods with other vital elements namely specific exercises, breathing patterns, visualization and meditation. The best part of this diet plan is that it also controls your cravings, burn fat, build muscle and most importantly, it makes you feel and look fantastic!

It does sound pretty convincing so I'm really keen to find out more about this weight loss program. After all, I already have a new look for the new year, so shouldn't I go the extra mile to try and complete it with a brand new figure too? Wish me luck!



52 comments:

Ratu Syura January 04, 2008 3:51 AM

I haven't tried Tony Roma's yet! Is it really good. Maybe I'll go there next week and give it a try.. The place does look really cozy though..

cheerfulday January 04, 2008 10:04 AM

I never tried the tony rama before. Seems the food and environment quite good ya..

kimfei January 04, 2008 1:59 PM

aiyoyo...why marzie never invite me..haha..never try tony roma's before but heard lot friend keep recommend me..should have a visit when my gf come KL again..kaka

Adrian January 04, 2008 2:17 PM

MMmmmm Did someone say bleu cheese burgers??? hehehe

You must try their honey mustard dip...I think it comes with the fried chicken tenders...the blend is simply magnificent!!! :):) I wished I had packed some of that to take home! LOL

Looks like you guys had a nice dinner...yeah the food portions are pretty large and sometimes we have to get a little doggie bag too although not always hehehe

Dieting is not easy...I've been trying for ages and never had any success. So ended up in the gym...after that you don't want to eat so much because you know you have to work off every extra calorie you take LOL Good luck with your dieting GP!

Cheers and TGIF! :)

Mariuca January 04, 2008 2:33 PM

Hey Syura, I still prefer TGIF to Tony's in terms of food. But it does have a nicer ambience than TGIF. Tony is also slightly more expensive than TGIF, but it does make a nice change as their menu is different, so u should give it a try, enjoy! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2008 2:44 PM

Cheerful! You should try it out at least once. I recommend the onion loaf, very interesting! ;)

Mariuca January 04, 2008 2:46 PM

Kim Fei! Your gf went home oredi ah? Don't be sad k, and the next time she comes you shld take her there. Tell her it's GP recommended he he he...;)

Mariuca January 04, 2008 2:49 PM

GK, you know.. I actually like honey mustard dip so perhaps I will try those yummy sounding chic tenders! I'm making myself hungry la with this post he he he...some more want to diet it seems! ;)

Nick Phillips January 04, 2008 3:54 PM

Marzie, Marzie, Marzie, just how in heavens name do you expect me to go on a diet when you post such deliciously mouth watering pictures of food like that! I'm not as privileged as some people I know who can go to the Gym and work it out ... LOL!

Opppss, actually I should be nice to that fellow la cos my resolution this year is to be nice to my everyone, including my enemies and no buddy, you're not on my list of enemies just yet ... LOL!

Choc Mint Girl @ Crystal January 04, 2008 5:47 PM

Ohhh...you make me drooling!!! ;D

Mariuca January 04, 2008 6:31 PM

He he what a nice resolution, am sure u can achieve that one!

Yeah la, I am making myself hungry with the pics Nick! Anyway, this is another rest u shld check out, I'm sure you'll find many more mouth-watering delights there, enjoy!!! ;)

Raghav January 04, 2008 6:32 PM

Itz nice to hear abt u'r gr8 new yr eve experience with Mr.B & Zeff.

Also gr8 to know abt the food quality served.

Why don't u ppl try some veggie for a change.
always non veg........

for every occasion!!!!!!!!

hahaha...

& regarding diet, i don't know why u r too worried abt dieting.
U & Mr.B look pretty well & very slim like a model.
i don't why u r thinking of dieting again & again.
instead of dieting... go for healthier food.
be health & completely fit.
i think tht will do good for u instead of dieting.
all the best.
hope u had gr8 time dining at Tony Roma's.

Mariuca January 04, 2008 6:32 PM

Crystal, enjoy the pics here and enjoy the real food at Tony's k! Have a good weekend! :):):)

Random Magus January 04, 2008 8:26 PM

Happy New Year - great pictures. I am hungry now :)

One Wacky Mom January 04, 2008 9:39 PM

Hi Marzie,
I hope this comment goes through! Hey Zeff is adorable!!! And a fun NY Eve my friend? What did you mean you got me on the NY list?

Did you check out my smile box? Oh Marzie if you've not been to Manhattan you would love it! But then again, I would love where you are I'm sure! I love to travel and have traveled quite a bit for business.

Looks like you had a good time...I wish you a very happy new year and again, thank you for asking me to do that meme. It forced me to write about smoking and I'm glad I did.

By the way, I love this music. My sons laugh at me because I ROCK to their music! I will not go down as some OLD FART!

kimfei January 05, 2008 12:53 AM

haha..i going singapore with her coming weekend..keke..anyway..i just done the meme you gave me previously..check it out at my site..

FL Sam January 05, 2008 8:06 AM

Good Luck to you. Look like i would be interested in this book. Nice recommendation, I need to loose 5kgs. Wish me luck too,!!!:)

bokjae January 05, 2008 10:32 AM

Hey marzie you sure know how to live it up eh? Done yr meme! thanks and just visiting you lah!

THE NAFASG TEAM January 05, 2008 1:33 PM

Yummy!! Looks tempting. Must go check out this place if we travel to Malaysia. Yeah!

Haiz...GP, GP...asyik nak diet jer... ;p

Well dieting is good coz it makes u healthier, but don't diet coz u wanna lose weight. Becomes quite pressurizing u know? U actually look great the way u are right now! Seriously!! =)

Mariuca January 05, 2008 3:35 PM

Hello Raghav, how to have vege with this type of meal? ;) That's why they included the pickle and lettuce on my burger, that's the vege lol! Unless if I have a salad, which will go well with my diet huh? :):):)

Mariuca January 05, 2008 3:36 PM

Hello Amber, happy 2008 to you too. Enjoy the pics, hope they didn't spoil ur diet! ;)

Mariuca January 05, 2008 3:38 PM

EV! You should come over here one fine day, you'll have a food galore, we're known as a food haven!

Oh thanks, I need to update my music here though, been a while!

We did have a wonderful NY and I bet my friend Zeff will be blushing one whole day with ur compliment! Love and hugs! :):):)

Mariuca January 05, 2008 3:39 PM

Wah wah wah Kim Fei, going to Singapore it seems! Hey maybe u can visit some of our Sing blog buddies there! Will drop by to check out ur meme, I'm still owing u one...oooops!! ;)

Mariuca January 05, 2008 3:40 PM

He he so cute la u Uncle Sam, sure or nor u need to lose 5 kgs? All your golfing must make for good exercise! Anyway yes, good luck to u too lolz!! ;)

Mariuca January 05, 2008 3:41 PM

Yay, thanks for visiting me Bokjae! I'll come by to check out the meme, hope ur NY was a pleasant one too! :):):)

Mariuca January 05, 2008 3:42 PM

He he he NAFA is always so sweet! Just want to diet a bit la lolz! For the NY mah!

Oh and u must come down to M'sia soon and check out all the yummy places I've been posting on my blog! You won't regret it! :):):)

DiamondsSaphire January 05, 2008 10:07 PM

I have to agree with Wacky Mom, Zeff is adorable! Boy all that food looks great too..LOL

Bobby January 06, 2008 2:15 AM

Looks like a good burger! You didn't like the wings I see...did you complain about them? hahaha:)

Mariuca January 06, 2008 1:27 PM

Hola DS, oh wow another blushing compliment for Zeff lolz!! Glad u enjoyed the pics! ;)

Mariuca January 06, 2008 1:28 PM

The wings were okay la Bobby,just different from TGIF's. And no, they weren't bad enuff for me to throw a tantrum he he he... :):):)

WaterLearner January 07, 2008 11:25 AM

Genie Princess!!

Don't feel bad! You don't need a diet!

Mariuca January 07, 2008 1:17 PM

Ha ha ha ha, wish I was more like u Karen! So fit and healthy! :):):)

Shinade January 08, 2008 12:03 AM

Hi marzie, I am finally back and it feels so very,very good.

I am so sorry that I have been away but December proved to be somewhat of a challenging month for in many ways. But, it's a new year and a new start!!

And why in the world would you need to diet? The pictures I have seen of you are simply beautiful!! And now for those of us who truly do need to diet you have all of these yummy pictures posted of food.

Now I am hungry. It seems as if you all had a very good time I am glad.
Happy New year and have a Great day!!
Hugs,
Jackie

Dav DiDi January 08, 2008 2:58 PM

Magnetic diet plan ??
Sound interesting...

Mariuca January 08, 2008 3:33 PM

Jackie!!!! We missed you so much, so happy to hear that you're back and hopefully even better than before.

Happy 2008 to u and your fammily. May this new year bring you lotsa love, joy and good health! :):):)

Mariuca January 08, 2008 3:35 PM

Hey Didi, welcome to Mariuca's blog! Yeah, it does sound mighty interesting right? Take a look see to know if you like it enough to try it out! :):):)

Emila Yusof January 08, 2008 9:27 PM

Oh my!! The buffalo wings looks delicious! I love! I love! I should try Tony Roma's! This is the first thing I'll order whenever I'm at TGIF of Chili's!! Lol, even HRC!

Mariuca January 08, 2008 11:34 PM

Emila!! So happy you dropped by today, missed u woman!

Anyway, you know what? I cant remember ever trying HRC's buffalo wings, nice ah? Maybe I shld go there this weekend. Then can buy Boy's shot glass for him sekali! ;)

LadyJava January 15, 2008 5:51 PM

Never eaten at Tony Roma's before GP but from the sound of it the company was greater than the food..thanks for sharing the lovely picture dearie..

Mariuca January 15, 2008 6:06 PM

Hello LJ! The food was okay je la, I still prefer TGIF, but the ambience is better at Tony's. And the menu got betetr variety I'd say although price-wise, Tony's is slightly more expensive than TGIF. But u shld try Tony's at least once, who knows u might like it? ;)

Emila Yusof September 27, 2008 10:10 PM

yummy! dah lama tak makan buffalo wings!!

Emila Yusof September 27, 2008 10:11 PM

dulu selalu pergi dengan elina but now dah lama tak pergi!

LadyJava September 27, 2008 10:12 PM

Eh buffalo mana ada wings lah!!!

LadyJava September 27, 2008 10:26 PM

Can you believe I've never eaten at this place before.. must go with Azwaj one day!!

Emila Yusof September 28, 2008 2:06 PM

you must go la lj!! eh dekat hardrock pun ada buffalo wings tau!

Emila Yusof September 28, 2008 2:06 PM

dulu2 selalu pergi HRC dan tak saha kalau tak order wings!

Emila Yusof September 28, 2008 2:07 PM

that's why lj, dulu i pun hairan how come chicken punya wings but buffalo dapat nama? kesian chicken tu!

LadyJava September 28, 2008 2:09 PM

Emila nasib baik dia tak panggil fish wings ke apa..lolzz!!

LadyJava September 30, 2008 11:32 PM

GP!! The Shrimp Scampi Pasta looks darn good now!!

phatelara October 16, 2008 8:36 PM

Astaga! My weakness is definitely PASTA! Any kind of pasta, any shape, any kind of sauce, I'd never never say no. Slurpsss!

LadyJava October 18, 2008 1:02 AM

I also love Pasta Debbs... yumss!

Emila Yusof October 22, 2008 12:55 AM

my weakness is buffalo wings! yumms!

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