We were starvin’ like Marvin and noshed hard on the bread.
Tomato Salad red onion, serrano chilies, sherry vinaigrette, herbs
I think if there were one food I couldn’t live without in this world, it would be the tomato. It’s not like I eat tomatoes everyday. For the most part, they are usually hothouse grown tasteless excuses for food. But when they are the sun ripened bounty of a warm summer….I need not say more. I think my LOVE for this dish was magnified by my pre-existing penchant for tomatoes because it was in fact a really simple salad. I wish I could eat this everyday.
Shrimp sizzling garlic, chili oil
Another food I love is shrimp, and this only added to my happiness.
Baby Calamari stuffed with chorizo, tomato salad, chickpeas
The flavor profiles here were quite similar to the tomato salad, so I was enamored. The calamari were tender and stuffed with meaty spicy sausage. The tomatoes and chickpeas delivered excellent balance.
Peekytoe Crab & Corn Fritters chipotle mayo
Now the dishes started to get heavier. These were fried delectable balls of crab and corn with a creamy mayo dipping sauce. These were a 180 from the prior tangy refreshing dishes.
Field Green Empanadas tomato jam
The dough was flaky, while the filling was a nice change from the usually dry meaty fillings I’ve had in empanadas. The tomato jam was needed to add some punch. Or maybe that’s just my love for tomatoes kicking in?
Roasted Pig Sandwich red watercress, marinated radishes
Oh what a marvelous sandwich. Tender roasted pork with so many layers of flavor from the watercress, radishes, whatever the heck sauce was used, and the fat from the pork really bringing it all together.
Cream Cheese Tres Leches Cake peach blackberry compote
This has got to be ONE OF THE BEST desserts I’ve had all year. It might even be better than the milk ice cream at Per Se and the corn panna cotta at Incanto. It was just such an indescribable texture, kind of like a lumpy cheesecake. That makes it sound so unappetizing. And then the flavor had this sweet cheesiness, which also doesn’t sound delicious. Trust me when I say it, it was motherf@&*@$%^ AMAZING. I can’t pinpoint what made it so spectacular but The Pouter and her friend were definitely huge fans like me.