Lunch at el Carajo in Miami
Just finished lunch at el Carajo. Fun place.
My wife couldn't get over the fact that this place is in the back of a Citgo gas station. She took a bunch of pictures.
I went there specifically to order the piquillos stuffed with bacalao. I ordered it and was told that they were out. :(
Phooey. I have read here on Chow about how fabulous it is.
So, we ordered the octopus, the grilled sardines and the ceviche.
The octopus was tender but quite bland. Avoid. The sardines were grilled perfectly and quite tasty.
The ceviche was excellent. Not spicy like peruvian ceviche but excellent none the less.
I guess I'll have to go back again so I can finally taste the reportedly wonderful piquillos.
Dinner tonight is at Plein Sud for the foie gras and the duck breast.
Happy birthday to me!
We had dinner at Plein Sud last night.
They were out of the foie gras. Seems it takes 24 hours to make it and since they were closed Monday, it wasn't ready. Phooey.
The place was empty. One other couple. The restaurant is quite small.
Since we couldn't have the foie gras, my wife ordered the escargot. They were quite garlicy and tender, not overcooked.
I ordered the duck breast in a seared peach reduction, which was quite good, but I wish there were more of it. Came with a nicely done vegetable medley.
My wife was served a steak au poivre that was excellent.
I would certainly go back, if anything to try the foie gras.