AB’s birthday passed recently (errr… a while back; I keep pushing this post off), so we gathered to celebrate. Unfortunately, I was a bit late for dinner, so as soon as I sat down, I was handed a glass of strawberry sangria (which was surprisingly REALLY good!), and didn’t stop drinking for two hours, so the pictures are incredibly blurry. As I had no hand in the ordering process, I also don’t know the names of everything. Oops!
Slices of filet or steak of some sort. Super tender – at one point, AB actually cut a piece in half by pressing the side of her fork down into a piece, I shit you not – and very flavorful, I liked this dish enough.
Crispy potatoes with garlic aioli… oh hell yea! The potatoes were super crispy on the outside, with a nice mash on the inside. I really loved these and almost couldn’t stop eating them. Uhhh, they help soak up alcohol?
Jamon Serrano, super blurry. There isn’t much to say because I love jamon Serrano… and this was no exception. Ok, well, there is one thing to say, I didn’t like how it was sliced without the fat on the side – this is a big point of annoyance to me when the fat is shaved off pre-serving, I want the fat, dammit – and it was served as is. No bread to go with it or something; it’s just slices of ham. I think a lot of places do this, but it always annoys me when they do. Come on.
Shrimp sauteed in garlic butter. I didn’t find it offensive – since I’m not a huge shrimp fan – but nor did I find they would change my mind about shrimp. They did, however, change my mind about the dish, since this is a very famous and popular tapas dish found at nearly every tapas place I’ve ever visited, and it’s rarely been good. This was good enough that I decided perhaps I can start ordering it again… and hopefully I’ll hit some of the better versions out there instead of the crap I’ve been receiving.
Mussels. I also don’t like mussels that much. These were okay. I may have been a lil too inebriated, now that I think about it, because I don’t really remember specific feelings from most of the food… oops.
Squid! I liked these. I remember that.
My first plate. I enjoyed what I ate.
At the last minute, another dish made its appearance; a tortilla or potato & egg omelet. Yeah, you can probably tell how much I’ve drank by this point in the night… a LOT. It was as good as a potato & egg omelet can be. Alright.
The waiters came by, sang to AB, and delivered our desserts. I’d ordered the tres leches, which was a bit too moist for me, and HB definitely was not a fan, decreeing it too sweet and… not to her liking. It was alright otherwise though… a sweet ending, anyway.
I must add here that the birthday girl and I were the only two drinking and we both shared 2 (small) pitchers of the sangria. No one else was drinking! so I had to make up the slack for her 🙂 which I did so gladly 😉
Yvo says: Definitely some dishes here that were great hits, and others that were mediocre. I would go back to try more small plates; I see this as a great place to just sit, chat, eat, and enjoy a lovely night with friends. Girls’ night out, or even a date… but that pink-hued strawberry sangria really makes me think of girls’ night out, ya know? 🙂