Saturday, May 17, 2008
The Food Journey: Cuba Cafe
Emerson was in town from Singapore, jet-lagged and missing the food of his native Brazil. Since he considers Cuban food similar and there's a lively Cuban venue near here, it became a good choice for a 6:30pm dinner. It's at 200 8th Ave between 20th and 21st, highly recommended but gets crowded..
< The decor was lively, the music was Latin and loud - here's Emerson..
We knew we'd made the right decision when they served us complimentary cheese bread - similar to the Brazilians' beloved pao de queijo..
Emerson had 'ropa vieja', literally 'old clothes' - this is shredded beef braised with tomatoes, onions, peppers, and red wine, served with white rice and 'maduros,' soft sautéed bananas.
I went with the salmon, served here as a filet bronzed with honey, rum, mango and cracked pepper, served with sautéed spinach and maduros.
The artwork is lovely and full of life....
David's been attending many concerts of late - last week he saw the Ruby Suns warm up for the Foals last week. He said the Foals were more impressive live, but the Ruby Suns are AWESOME on record.. Here's a video, followed by David's picture..
Cartoon du Jour:
Engrish du Jour: Then what's the point?
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