I thought the food was really good; it had just the right touch of inventiveness to keep it interesting, but still just tasted comforting, familiar and delicious. I can still taste that meatball with foie and truffle, so wonderful! Dinner was about 180 euros for 3 people including six 11 euro cocktails. It wasn't the friendliest establishment (except for the chef, who was really nice), but it was our first nice sit-down meal in Spain, a precursor to the many memorable meals to come.
|Sardines Liminadas: Sardines in a passionfruit sauce. I enjoyed the unexpected tartness with the oily sardines. I love Spanish sardines and anchovies!|
|Pan con Tomate: my favorite Catalan classic, deconstructed for DIY|
|Tartar de buey: steak tartare - the steak was so silky smooth. Hint of Asian flavor, perhaps some soy and ginger|
|Croquetas de jamon: best croquetas I've ever had; deliciously creamy inside and nicely fried and well-seasoned on the out|
|Salpicon de Viera: the scallops in this dish were sweet and refreshing. Also liked that it was paired with some green lettuce leaves; I definitely miss my greens when traveling and eating out a lot|
|Ostra Escabechada: oysters in olive oil - I've never had olive oil with oysters; usually it's accompanied with acid, but the olive oil added an indulgent aroma, flavor and texture that I quite enjoyed|
|Deconstructed caesar salad; probably my least favorite dish of the evening, it was just too much dressing and creaminess|
|Arroz Cremoso: a sort of risotto with a nice seared piece of salmon on top. I thought this was good too, the rice was perfectly cooked and comforting and balanced the slightly salty salmon well|
|Bombon de carne: my favorite of the night - juicy meatballs top with caramelized foie and truffle cream. All three of us loved this dish|
|Yes, the teacup (filled with booze) is fused to a wine glass stem. We ordered an assortment of drinks, from gin and ginger based cocktails to a bunch of scotch based cocktails, as well as a tasty mojito and mango drink, all served in random vessels.|
Sidenote: apologies if any of my descriptions of the dishes are slightly off. I'm reconstructing this meal from memory and my lack of Spanish skills is definitely an impediment! Also, we didn't really get any explanation of what the dishes were, so these descriptions are from what we could discern and taste ourselves.
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