Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Movida Aqui

I made this booking two months ago and I was really looking forward to trying out new foods with my friends in Melbourne. I have never had Spanish food before, not even with my previous travel as a cabin crew.

So this is pretty exciting, no?

It's really hard to review foods that I am unfamiliar with, so I shall try to describe the dishes and post lots of photos. Let's just say it was an explosion of flavours in my mouth.

We began with some cocktails and shared the tapas.

Anchoa
Hand-filleted Cantabrian Artisan anchovy on crouton with smoked tomato sorbet. The sorbet took away the very salty taste of the anchovy, I don't mind it at all. I like it.


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Sardina
Imported Spanish Artisan ‘Cuca’ sardine with tomato on toast. Wow, we were eating tiny miniature sardines. It tasted just like sardines! What can I say?

Carillera de buey
Slowly braised beef cheek in Pedro Ximenez on cauliflower puree. I have to say, this was absolutely beautiful! The beef melts in your mouth and who knew that cauliflower could be so magnificent as a puree?

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Grant ordered the lamb sweetbread. Lin and I had a bit of taste each and I couldn't eat it. I tried, loved the chorizo and the chilli but I couldn't swallow the sweetbread. Where's that cocktail? I need more wine!


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Serrano 'Montesano' artisan mountain ham 24 months. So I am guessing they aged this ham for 24 months up in the mountains? LOL... no? Aww, come on, that would make a good story!

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Paella de Marisco
Finally, we topped it off with the Bomba rice cooked with seafood and saffron and it was superb!

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However, it left my lips very dry all afternoon. Maybe it's the saffron? Or it's too salty? Too much wine? I really need a siesta after this lunch!

God Bless Those Siestas!

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1 comments:

chocolatesuze said...

ah im not a big fan of sweetbread either! but the beef cheeks sounds amaaazing

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