A good friend of ours is in town on business. He (and his lovely expense account!!!) took us out for dinner last night
This place felt like another world – removed from the strip malls surrounding it. Kinda reminded me of Astoria, Queens (where Abe and I lived for seven years) with all the neon.
I’ve never had Tapas before! We decided to order a bunch to share.
The Gambas (shrimp) al Ajillo + Mushrooms al Ajillo, both served with manchego cheese bread
Cheese and Serano Ham plate with fruit and preserves
Porcini Mushroom Pizette with gouda and truffle oil (my favorite)
None of their salads were jumping out at us, so I asked if the kitchen could put together a plate of veggie sides for us. They obliged with this gorgeous platter:
Probably the only option for vegans?!? The theme of the night was definitely QUESO!!!
I ate about four loaded plates total – two that were heavy on the protein and carbs…
…and two of mostly veggies; I flavored them with garlic sauce and cheese!!!
Aside from a wedge of Camembert and a few grapes, the three of us polished it all off. I was pretty full, but not bursting.
Which means: SHOW ME THE DESSERT MENU!
This chocolate cake took a while to arrive. But totally worth it.
MELTY GOOEY CENTER. Heaven. I definitely ate more than my 1/3 share.
Live entertainment too – this guitarist was quite talented!
Check out my guest post on Brittany’s site today – I blog about my thought process behind meals like this!
Have you eaten tapas before?