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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
19th-Sep-2009 08:21 pm
Dali. Dude.

Had a red wine that apparently isn't on the online menu, but it was a perfect accompaniment...

Plato Mixto: Spanish cheeses, Serrano ham, roasted red peppers, olives
This also came with grapes, something that was caperish but large and on stems, and had honey drizzled on the (four different) cheeses.

Conejo Escabechado: Braised rabbit w/red wine, juniper and garlic
Faisán a la Alcántara: Boneless pheasant w/mushroom & bacon
Salchicha de Venado: Farm venison sausage w/pomegranate sauce
Pato Braseado: Roast duckling w/berry sauce
You know, I can't even separate these. They were just all mindbendingly delicious and decadent and rich. A parade of moan-inducing loveliness. Oh man.

Dessert. Dessert! I could not decide. I reluctantly ruled out the churros with chocolate sauce and the Manchego y Membrillo, but I was absolutely stuck on arroz con leche vs. the Ubiquitous Flan. Mark was no help, so I texted felisdemens. The maitre d' checked in as I was doing that, and I had to tell him what I was doing, which cracked him up. "It's like that television show, you have to call a friend?"

"I'm using my lifeline!"

The waiter got to me before Felis did, and he recommended the Ubiquitous Flan (my new band name!) with orgiastic eye-rolling. It was so om nom nom. Mark got the peach and pear poached in red wine. And we had coffee, mine with a generous dash of brandy.

I am a happy 'song. Definitely going back; next time, I bring Adam.

Later tonight, pirate burlesque!
20th-Sep-2009 12:43 am (UTC)
I keep meaning to try their sibling restaurant Cuchi Cuchi sometime. Small plates, but with a wider geographic range than the Spanish tapas focus of Dali.
20th-Sep-2009 12:47 am (UTC)
Must try!
20th-Sep-2009 01:01 am (UTC)
It's a short walk from the University Park end of the #70 bus route, so it wouldn't be too hard for you and Adam to get there & back. Let me know if you make any plans you'd be willing to include me in....
20th-Sep-2009 01:09 am (UTC)
Absolutely! Company's always good.
20th-Sep-2009 03:00 am (UTC)
I'm so there.
20th-Sep-2009 07:23 am (UTC)
Next time you're in town!
20th-Sep-2009 01:39 am (UTC)
Omigod, Dalí is amazing. I went there with issendai last weekend, and died a thousand blissful deaths. The venison sausage = absolutely to die for; I also suggest the fried Spanish cheese and the scallops in saffron cream. (And I'm jealous! They didn't have the rabbit when I went!)
20th-Sep-2009 01:41 am (UTC)
I was pondering the cheese. Alas, the scallops would've sent us both to the ER!
20th-Sep-2009 05:48 am (UTC)
The large caper-like things were probably caper berries. Basically, same thing, just larger.
20th-Sep-2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
21st-Sep-2009 12:19 am (UTC)
Are you going to tease the little one about your having eaten a bunny the way you did last time I remember you mentioning eating that? :-)
21st-Sep-2009 12:20 am (UTC)
I totally forgot about that!
21st-Sep-2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
You got almost exactly the same thing I get, EVERY TIME I got to dali or tapeo.

get out of my brain!

Tomorrow night I eat at Mamersly's Bistro, and I will eat sweetbreads for the first time.

Wednesday afternoon I will be eating lunch at a gentlemen's club.

Wednesday night I will be eating at Fat Cat and I may have gourmet mac and cheese.

Edited at 2009-09-21 03:20 pm (UTC)
21st-Sep-2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
Not my fault you have excellent taste :)

I don't like sweetbreads, but Adam loves them. That restaurant looks yummy, though. :)
21st-Sep-2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
I like foie gras, so I think I'll like sweetbreads.
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