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Pescado Ahumado ($6 each) is a plate of house cold smoked yellowtail kingfish with pine nut gazpacho sorbet. It's served covered, and when the lid is opened with a flourish the smell of the smoke that escapes is amazing.
Sardinilla con Salsa Agril Dulce ($4 each) is a baby sardine with lemon crumb and sweet and sour pickle. Pretty and yummy!
Pollo Escabache al Miguel ($4.5 each) is a spiced chicken escabache tapa on crisp crouton.
We also shared dishes listed under "Raciones", which means rations, and are bigger serves for sharing. The Pulpo a la Galeega ($16.5) is a dish of Galician Style slow cooked octopus with potato that we all agreed was delicious and great as a share dish.
The Setas Asadas con Jerez ($13) is a serve of oven-roasted Portobello mushrooms finished with sherry vinegar. They may not photography well but they tasted amazing, and I am not a fan of the fungus usually!
In contrast, the Pure de Cocido de Verano ($12.5) is a beautiful looking dish of Summer chickpea cream with Heirloom tomato salad. This was a very pleasant surprise to me, as it's not something I would have ordered ordinarily, but turned out to be one of the most delightful dishes of the night. The simple presentation of the dish surprises with the complexity of its flavours. We could not get enough of that chickpea cream (recipe anyone?) and ended up soaking every last bit up with our bread.
For dessert my friend Jo went for the Flan as she's always been a fan. (I'm a cheap poet, I know it I know it!)
I, however, could not go past the Churros ($11). Four freshly prepared churros, served with a pot of rich and smooth chocolate for dipping. Along with my English Brekkie tea, it was an awesome end to an awesome meal.
Fantastic food, lovely company and the cosy ambience made for another excellent night out with the girls. Special thanks to my friend Jodi, who since learning of my blog, has become my "lighting director" for all my photos. The girls are so patient and tolerant of me snapping away prior to anyone else touching the food! So grateful for your friendships!