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Chispa last night

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kbfood Mar 23, 2007 02:43 PM

We went to Chispa's last night and we loved it. Based on your recommendations, I had been deciding between Ortanique, Cacao and Ola, and decided on Chispa. We ordered a bunch of apps/tapas instead of entrees. We started off with the Octopus, which was the best octopus I've ever had. It was braised and served with capers, lime juice in a buttery sauce, it tasted like "octopus piccata", and was incredibly tender. Next we had tha serrano jamon, olive and cheese, which in retrospect we would have skipped because it was ordinary. Then came the tuna tartare, with crisp crackers, marinated in a sweet soy, the tuna was so fresh and delicious. Then we had the shrimp with tostones, some avocado and shredded queso. After that, the flatbread with figs, sofrito, caramelized onions and blue cheese which was the best of it all. It was so big we ended up taking half of it home and just snacked on it! We also had the salt cod baccaloitos with an orange aiolo and the goat cheese rellenos which were over a pepper puree. Both of those were good, but not as great as the others. For dessert, my daughter had a selection of ice creams, coconut, coffee and dulche de leche and H had the "ice cream sandwich" which was crisp chocolate cookies with strawberry and vanilla ice creams that were so good, he said it was the best dessert he's had in a long time!
Other than it being ridiculously dark inside (the waiter had to give me his penlight so I could read the menu), the service was good, the food was great, wish we lived here!!
Michy's tonight....

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    tpigeon RE: kbfood Mar 24, 2007 01:48 AM

    thanks for the report. Haven't been in a while. I should go again.

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