"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Health, Nutrition and Special Diets
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-14-2010, 06:26 PM   #111
Head Chef
 
Mimizkitchen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,607
This thread reminded me of a restaurant I used to frequent quite often in Manhattan, Carmines, and it is known for huge portions... I have never been there on my own as it is a family style, you better bring your appetite, type of a restaurant... I don't remember anyone complaining about leftovers, actually we would fight over them because the food was THAT GOOD!!!

A lot of restaurants here in Florida are now serving same dinner menu, smaller portions which I think is a blessing for those who can only eat so much... But even the ones I know don't have problems with doggie baggin it... As long as the food is good, and you don't mind the leftovers, it shouldn't be an issue...IMHO...
__________________

__________________
A woman is like a tea bag, you never no how strong she is until you put her in hot water...
Mimizkitchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 05:50 AM   #112
Flour Child
 
mollyanne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 1,406
OMGosh, Mimi, you're right! Here are two pics of a dessert and a chicken dish from Carmine's in NYC. Notice the dollar bill for proportions. In their defense though, it does say on their website that the portions are meant to feed 4 to six people. The pics I saw on google image though showed each person with a dinnerplate in front of them. They probably aren't told that they're meant for 6.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Carmines-chicken.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	96.2 KB
ID:	8098   Click image for larger version

Name:	Carmines-dessert.jpg
Views:	98
Size:	66.2 KB
ID:	8100  

__________________

__________________


. My kitchen is for dancing. Bring me sunshine in a cup~emily dickinson. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
mollyanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 07:08 AM   #113
Head Chef
 
Mimizkitchen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,607
Mollyanne, That is there ever so famous, and one of the most wonderful dishes called Chicken Contadina... It has everything in it, chicken, sausage, potatoes, onions, red and green peppers, and (I use hot) either sweet or hot vinegar cherry peppers... Mmmmmmmmm
__________________
A woman is like a tea bag, you never no how strong she is until you put her in hot water...
Mimizkitchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 10:14 AM   #114
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 18,729
i've never been to carmine's, but many co-workers have gone and they say it's awesome!!! you really need to go with a large group so you can order more than 1 plate, or should i say platter. i've heard the portions are more like "feeds 8 to 10".
__________________
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.


Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.
buckytom is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 10:26 AM   #115
Head Chef
 
Mimizkitchen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,607
Ohhhhhh Bucky you live right over the bridge, what the heck is taking you so long... Did your co-workers tell you that you better love, (and I mean love) garlic??? There is so much in all their food that you sweat it out for three days, but it is so worth it... Do take yourself, and a few good men, or women, and treat yourself to some fantastic food...
__________________
A woman is like a tea bag, you never no how strong she is until you put her in hot water...
Mimizkitchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 10:22 AM   #116
Senior Cook
 
nikki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 154
Quote:
Originally Posted by mollyanne View Post
OMGosh, Mimi, you're right! Here are two pics of a dessert and a chicken dish from Carmine's in NYC. Notice the dollar bill for proportions. In their defense though, it does say on their website that the portions are meant to feed 4 to six people. The pics I saw on google image though showed each person with a dinnerplate in front of them. They probably aren't told that they're meant for 6.
That's awesome!
__________________
~You don't need to go to culinary school to learn how to cook!~
nikki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 10:23 AM   #117
Senior Cook
 
nikki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 154
Quote:
Originally Posted by BreezyCooking View Post
This reminds me of a time many years ago when we took my parents to a fancy French restaurant back in Long Island, NY. Food was wonderful, but portions were typically small & rather "frou-frou". After we'd finished & were getting back into the car, my dad - always the joker in the pack - couldn't help but ask "So, where are we going for dinner?" Lol!
My husband has made that same comment before.. hahahaha
__________________
~You don't need to go to culinary school to learn how to cook!~
nikki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 05:05 PM   #118
Senior Cook
 
CookLikeJulia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Washington, D.C.
Posts: 479
I am not a big eater myself so I always have leftovers every time we eat at any restaurant. We often visit PeiWei and I always leave the restaurant very full and with leftovers.
__________________
CookLikeJulia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2010, 02:16 AM   #119
Cook
 
frozenstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 93
Quote:
Originally Posted by mollyanne View Post
OMGosh, Mimi, you're right! Here are two pics of a dessert and a chicken dish from Carmine's in NYC. Notice the dollar bill for proportions. In their defense though, it does say on their website that the portions are meant to feed 4 to six people. The pics I saw on google image though showed each person with a dinnerplate in front of them. They probably aren't told that they're meant for 6.
That looks really good mollyanne! :)
__________________
Sometimes me think what is love, and then me think love is what last cookie is for. Me give up the last cookie for you.
frozenstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2010, 12:21 PM   #120
Flour Child
 
mollyanne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 1,406
Looks like an enormous hashbrownsw&sausages, frozenstar...I don't know...there's something missing......I know!...a gigantic greasy Denver Omelette from Denny's
Disclaimer: Just joking, Carmine's. There's no comparison to Denny's. Carmine's has an excellent reputation for quality I've read.

__________________
__________________

__________________


. My kitchen is for dancing. Bring me sunshine in a cup~emily dickinson. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
mollyanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.