Somehow (sans fleurs)
Our evening began at a local tapas restaurant. Let's just say we probably won't be going back. Way overpriced. Don't get me wrong. It was good but not that good.
But since I brought it up, let's take a look at what we sampled.
Pan de Tomate - thin sliced bread topped with Spanish ham, Provolone, diced tomatoes, olives and olive oil. This was probably the second best tapa we tried.
Guava Ribs - pretty self explanatory. I decided it didn't really taste like guava at all and I know my guavas.
Spicy Mango Shrimp - This was the best tapa we tried, hands down. I want to recreate it soon!
Pollo y Chorizo a la Plancha - grilled chicken, Spanish sausage (chorizo), peppers, onions with cumin aioli and Spanish smoked paprika. This was our #3 favorite tapa.
Tres Leches Cake - moist yellow pudding cake with banana, pineapple, and "tres leches" topped with whipped cream. My husband actually indirectly complimented me and said to me: "You can make better desserts than this."
And I had the Nachos Helados for dessert. These are cinnamon sugar tortilla chips topped with dulce de leche ice cream, strawberry salsa, creme Anglaise, and chocolate sauce. The concept (and ingredients) are fabulous but the chips were a tad burnt and the ice cream quality was sub-par.
By the way...the restaurant was dimly lit but that made for a lovely dinner but not so lovely pictures.
While our dinner was not the greatest, the rest of our date was pretty awesome.
It was a fun night. Even without the flores, I'm glad we
p.s. I'm okay with no flowers. They die. Plenty of other gifts don't die and mean a lot more. Amen.