So two weeks ago, because I love food so much, I started a little mini giveaway series about some of my favorite local restaurants! I talked about Anjou (a fabulous French restaurant) here and did a little giveaway for a gift certificate to there! Today, I want to talk Italian and give you the opportunity to win a gift card to an amazing Italian joint!
Amerigo is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in the Jackson area. Hands down! I can remember my parents going to Amerigo with their friends when we were really little. (I actually have a specific memory of my mama telling our babysitter that that’s where she and my dad were going out for a dinner date!) And I remember them taking us when we got a little older and more well behaved in public!
My parents would always save room for the tiramisu for dessert, which I couldn’t fully appreciate until I was probably in high school. It’s for a slightly more sophisticated palette… A tough sell for a young kid… But OH, have I turned into my mother as I’ve gotten older… Now, I don’t go to Amerigo without saving room for a serving of that succulent dessert! “It’s world famous,” as mama says! It’s even been made into grooms’ cakes before! Does that not sound (and look) heavenly?!
When I met Price and I started showing him around the food scene of Jackson, I remember the start of his ongoing love affair with the cheese fritters there. He loves them so much that they were one of the main menu items at his surprise 30th birthday party! And they were a huge hit with everyone– Not just the birthday boy!
I think a lot of people who grew up eating Amerigo have some pretty nostalgic ties to the restaurant. It’s been around for as long as I can remember and holds a really special place in my heart, and I know I’m not alone!
Because of the nostalgia that it conjures up in so many Jackson natives, Amerigo has a GREAT catering setup! They cater rehearsal dinners and weddings like it’s going out of style because so many brides and grooms want to have their favorite restaurant be a part of their special day! (Sometimes I wish I could marry Price all over again so I could have a whole nother reception – like with Amerigo food!)
My friend Anne Marie, the director of marketing at Amerigo, said they actually started pushing off-site catering because they’d get so many calls to do rehearsal dinners and their restaurant doesn’t have a private room to accommodate large parties! Rather than turn people away, they decided to really kick catering into high gear and take the restaurant to the client! I know having Amerigo food at certain events has made those events extra special for the honorees!
If you are interested in having Amerigo cater your next event, be sure to mention that you read about it here on The Hive!! You’ll get a $50 gift certificate to the restaurant when you book with them! How great is that?!
Speaking of gift certificates… Who wants $20 to Amerigo?!?!
Just comment below with why you love Amerigo (or if you’ve never been, tell me why you want to go!) and you could win!!! You’ll have through the end of the day on Monday October 5th to get your comment in, then I’ll choose a winner that next morning!
Good luck and thank you so much for reading!! 🙂 Have an awesome weekend!
>>> thank you to Amerigo for providing all photos and for supporting this post<<<