Meet The Mediterranean at Olive Garden

Our Tastes of the Mediterranean  

When a friend of mine invited me to the #MeetTheMedi VR dining experience with her, I was like totally YES! I love Olive Garden. I mean I LOVE their bread sticks! And I had no idea Olive Garden had a section of the menu featuring entrees that have 600 calories or less. 

We arrived at the station gathered our tickets and sipped champagne before heading to the platform for our train to the Mediterranean as we waited we mingled with the fellow passengers while sipping our Green Apple Moscato Sangria. The train conductor shouted out the train had arrived. We boarded the train to begin our trip to #MeetTheMedi We dined in a train car with video screens and sounds mimicking a train trip across the Italian country side.


We’re ready to board! #meetthemedi #olivegarden

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The Dishes



CHICKEN MARGHERITA – Grilled chicken breasts topped with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, basil pesto and a lemon garlic sauce. Served with parmesan crusted zucchini.


SHRIMP SCAMPI – Shrimp sautéed in a garlic sauce, tossed with asparagus, tomatoes and angel hair pasta.


CHICKEN PICCATA – Grilled chicken topped with a lemon garlic butter sauce, sun-dried tomatoes and capers. Served with parmesan crusted zucchini.


LINGUINE DI MARE – Shrimp and mussels sauteed with homemade pomodoro sauce and whole grain linguine.




I simply can’t believe ALL of these dishes are under 600 calories. I’ll be back again and again. Thanks SO much to Olive Garden for the preview. Be sure to check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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Hello I’m Matthew. I’m a recent college graduate living in Chicago. I attended Roosevelt University in the heart of the Chicago Loop. When I moved to Chicago four years ago, I would never realized what an impact it would have on my life. I have had the opportunity to live and learn in the heart of Chicago. Being just a few blocks away from public transportation the city was at my finger tips. One hobby that I am passionate about has been photography, whether I’m puling out me digitalSLR or  just my iphone. I try to share just a little of my WORLD with my followers. My friends would also tell you that I love a good #selfie. Besides Photography I am an avid Social Media User, a Disney Geek, an ΑΦΩ Brother, a LGBT Activist, and Foodie.

Each morning I remind myself to live each day to the fullest and not to pass up any opportunities that may come my way. To keep myself open to any new experiences and always be willing to try any thing at least once Because you never know what you may like.