Hunter and I came in and found the table I almost always have sat at, no matter the restaurant - the one in the front window. We were given options for drinks (no alcohol for me, since I was driving) and Hunter was thrilled because she wanted - and got - a Fanta. And then came the food.
|Hunter, who is not a fan of melted cheese, really went to town on the ham and cheese empanadas
|I was taken by the simplicity and flavor of the onion and cheese empanada.
|The tomato-spiced chicken empanada had a gorgeously fresh flavor to it.
|Hunter wanted all of this ground beef empanada after a small taste. I appreciated the locely tones of mint and herbs within.
|And then there was this caprese empanada. Honestly, I'd never heard caprese and empanada together like this before.
|As I mentioned, I was driving, so I hadn't planned on alcohol. However, I was encouraged to try the sangria, which was brought to me in a simple shot. Boy, this would get me in trouble - sweet, almost tropical, with good quality white wine.
|We were presented with tastes of two desserts - a marsala gelato and a panqueque dulce de leche.The former is prepared daily by a gentleman named Jose (I got to meet him, nice guy!) and the flavors will vary. I was impressed with the custardy notes. I have a better photo of this on my Instagram.
|Hunter got ahold of the panqueque and it was just gone. She loves tres leches and caramel, and this was a perfect apex in a crepe. I'm told the dessert menu will also include a quatro leches cake, and that's something I won't hesitate to try. Repeatedly.