April 20, 2012

Julian Serrano @ Aria

For a ladies' date with my friend, we went to Julian Serrano at the Aria to try some Spanish Tapas:

A lovely set up

Saute Mushrooms- Hedge hog mushrooms, tomato
confit, and garlic demi.  These mushrooms had a really
meaty texture, can't believe they were mushrooms!

Brava Potatoes- These crisp potatoes
were quite addicting.

Vegan Gazpacho- A Spanish chilled tomato-based soup.  Before I
ate the soup, I was instructed to eat that gazpacho ball on the spoon.
Right when I ate that ball, it felt like a yolk exploded in my mouth...
The reaction on my face amused my friend and our server haha.
I liked it, I just didn't expect that explosion!

Mediterranean Bass- with donostiarra sauce,
tomato confit, arbol chili, and garlic. 

Churros- To be honest I was a bit reluctant to try overpriced churros.
I guess I'm just used to churros for $1 or $2 at a carnival or theme park.
Our waiter convinced us to try it and I'm glad he did!
The churros were perfectly crisp and not greasy.
They come with spicy hot chocolate as a dip, but Reggie requested
caramel to also come w/ the churros.

I recommend trying a wine to accompany these tapas, I promise you its so worth it!

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