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What is fettuccine the donkey?

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What is fettuccine the donkey?

I was looking at a menu for Benitos and it says Shrimp Caruso is sautéed with pepper and red wine cream on a bed of fettuccine the donkey. Also there is another shrimp dish that says garnish spaghetti the donkey. Anyone have any ideas what that means?

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1. Re: What is fettuccine the donkey?

Wow, their menu has alot of good food on it. I would love to know also. I googled it, well... still have questions.

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2. Re: What is fettuccine the donkey?

The donkey carries the other items on its back. A metaphor?

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3. Re: What is fettuccine the donkey?

Fettuccine Alfredo

The Spanish menu says al burro

Burro sp is donkey eng

But I think the Spanish menu is using the Italian for alfredo.

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4. Re: What is fettuccine the donkey?

Online translators do have their limitations...

It's "alfredo", a cream sauce that gets permuted all sorts of ways with cheese, garlic, etc. depending upon local custom.

Benito's is good.

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5. Re: What is fettuccine the donkey?

Another restaurant I have to add to the list? Oh no!

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Margarita S, sometimes you just have to suffer for your art...

I was glad we went to Benito's, which we did because we noticed so many social media check-ins there by our friends. I have great access to Italian(ish) food in New England, so I usually go for things I can't get there. However, Benito's has a wood-burning oven where they do not only pizzas but also empanadas and a few other things. There's a marked Italian slant to the menu, but it's not all they have, and we've actually hardly ever had anything Italian. They have nice lunch specials and a pleasant covered outdoor seating area.

You likely should add it to your probably already-sizable list.

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7. Re: What is fettuccine the donkey?

I ran it through Google translate several ways, and in Italian "with butter" is "al burro". I can see how a mis-translation like that could happen.

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8. Re: What is fettuccine the donkey?

Mark S - good to know. Benito's had been added to our eve growling list as well. That Shrimp caruso is sounds so good!

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