Going to dinner with me is always an adventure (Let's face it sometimes just knowing me can be an adventure; but that’s another story). I will typically order the most unusual/over the top menu item. My husband says I do it for the shock factor but in reality I do it because I love trying new things and let’s face it by now there’s not much left for me to try besides the truly unusual. Ok, so maybe there is a small part of me that likes the look on people faces when I tell them I had _ _ _ _ for dinner (you fill in the blanks).
Take this past Saturday night for instance. My husband and I met a few friends at Prado to share some small plates from their newly designed tapas menu. Unfortunately, I don’t think our friends realized what they were getting themselves into.
There was a beef tongue sandwich on the menu and I was just dying to order it. I know that tongue isn’t really all that unusual but it is kind of gross when you really think about it. So my suggestion is just don’t think about it; which is what I did. Thankfully, our friends were able to not think about me eating it either. Or at least that's what they told me. (Funny I haven't heard from them since then)
Fried Shishito Peppers...lightly salted these were really good until you got a hot one. Don't let the waitress try and tell you they aren't hot because they sure can be.
Fried calamari..served with a paprika garlic aioli dipping sauce.