Thanks so much to Noodles & Company for hosting this event and for providing a delicious meal!
I know, I know! How did I survive all those years without stopping by Noodles & Company for a warm, delicious bowl of pasta that I didn’t have to make myself? The thought boggles my mind, too.
With all the Noodles & Company locations recently popping up around Metro Detroit, I decided to correct this apparent mistake of mine by joining a group of Detroit-area bloggers for an official #NoodlesTasting. Meeting up at the new Novi location, we enjoyed a fun evening of sampling popular dishes from across the menu. Want to know which were our favorites? Read on for the breakdown!
Course #1: Shareables (Appetizers)
|Korean BBQ Meatballs at Noodles & Company|
Course #2: Salads
|Chicken Veracruz Salad at Noodles & Company|
Course #3: Italian Flavors
|Alfredo MontAmore and Penne Rosa at Noodles & Company|
Molto Bene! The next course featured Italian-inspired flavors with Pesto Cavatappi, Alfredo MontAmore, and Penne Rosa. Mixing and matching meat options (everyone is welcome to customize any dish when visiting Noodles & Company), I loved the naturally-raised pork on the Pesto Cavatappi and the parmesan-crusted chicken breast with the Penne Rosa and Alfredo MontAmore. My favorite dish overall? The Alfredo MontAmore by far (creamy, flavorful, and mixed with soft spaghetti noodles).
Course #4: Asian-Inspired
|Bangkok Curry at Noodles & Company|
|New Spicy Korean Beef Noodles at Noodles & Company|
Like the Korean BBQ Meatballs, this ramen-based dish is tossed with sweet and spicy Gochujang sauce and combines naturally-raised steak, cabbage, Asian sprouts, spinach, cucumber, green onions, and cilantro. The steak was flavorful and cooked perfectly (something that’s not always the case in a quick-casual restaurant). I’d order this meal again in a heartbeat!
Course #5: American Favorites
|Wisconsin Mac & Cheese at Noodles & Company|
Course #6: Desserts
|Dessert Time! Snickerdoodle and Chocolate Chip Cookies at Noodles & Company|
*Sidenote: I made up that thing about Socrates, so please don’t use that quote in any research papers.
Noodles & Company: Interesting Facts• Noodles & Company prepares every meal to order (no premade food sitting under heat lamps), so food is fresh and can be customized exactly how you like it.
• Noodles & Company is committed to using fresh, natural ingredients (including cage-free eggs, naturally-raised meat, organic milk, tofu, and tea, and freshly-prepped vegetables).
• Flavors don’t arrive in a packet or a can—they’re put together by hand in the kitchen.
• You won’t find any microwaves or freezers in a Noodles & Company kitchen.
• If you don’t like your order, Noodles & Company will replace your meal with something you do like for free.
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