it bothers me when people say don henrico's...it's supposed to be articulated as enrico's. h is silent in spanish =). sorry for the spanish lesson segue.
anyway, it's another pizza and pasta place. don henrico's has been here for years. but they never really expanded to the point that it has become ubiquitous. g is a don hen fanatic and when we found ourselves hungry the other day, i had no choice but eat there.
we got chicken buffalo, which is g's fave. you can get either wings or other chicken pieces and since they were out of wings we settled for some leg pieces.
the sauce is something hard to describe, it has strong flavors of sweet, salty and a hint of tartness to complement each other. the chicken was overly cooked but the ranch dressing was a perfect match to the strong flavored chicken pieces.
we also got pesto spaghetti. the pesto was not that strong but it was flavorful enough and it was not soaking with olive oil which was a good thing. not impressive still. this is the reason why i don't order pesto whenever i dine out. i make a mean pistou (pesto sans pine nuts) at home especially when i find some fresh organic basil at weekend markets and so i tend to get disappointed whenever a resto fails to serve me some great pesto pasta. anyway, that's just me.
don henrico's hasn't really impressed me ever since. the old interiors of the sta. lucia branch will not boost your appetite either...it really was a good thing that we were just hungry that time. just like my previous post, there are other pizza and pasta places all over the metro that could give you more options with better value for your money.
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