Alta - any favorite dishes?
going to Alta tonight - anyone have any favorite dishes there they would recommend?
You must get the Moroccan spiced cashews!!! They are so good! Also the spinach salad with dried cranberries and the fried goat cheese with honey were both very good.
I'm too late for calconscious, but I went to Alta last night and the table's favorites were the spinach salad, the crispy brussels sprouts, the bacon-wrapped dates, the smoked eggplant and lebne dip, and the trumpet mushrooms (we ordered mostly veggie things).
i like the following (i've eaten there twice in the last month or so):
- trout - pretty simple preparation, but tasty
- lamb meatballs
- brussel sprouts - i don't really like brussel sprouts, but these are excellent
- duck confit
- fried goat cheese with honey
- sauteed frog legs - i know it might seem gross to some people, but it really does taste like very tender chicken and its very good
- panna cotta - pretty good
you can never go wrong with the brussel sprouts. the mussels are good, but they are what they are. i remember trying the squid ink paella and anchovies last time and being less than impressed with both. on the whole though, i don't think i've ever had anything that i didn't enjoy from alta.
Having been to Alta two Fridays ago, I LOVED the brussels sprouts the most of the 14 dishes we've tried. The other notable ones were the lamb meatballs, the smoked eggplant dip, coca flatbread, and the fried goat cheese.
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I also just visited Alta for the first time this past weekend. The brussel sprouts, fried goat cheese, sea scallops, avocado relleno, and cubano were all excellent choices. I have to make a special note to everyone regarding the rabbitt confit offered this past wekeend. If it's on the menu, get it! By far the best dish of the meal.
The Philadelphia truffle surprise is basically cream cheese in fried dough, which I found too rich. The boquerones, fluke ceviche, and the chirizo wrapped shrimp were all good, but not nearly as good as what I listed above.