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Aug 22, 2008 12:45 PM

What to order at Casa Mono?

Hey 'hounders,

I'm going to eat at Casa Mono with two people for lunch and would like to know what should I order?

I heard the duck egg with mojama is good and I'm really curious with the cock's comb. We're open to any suggestions.

Thanks in advance,

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  1. I love the fideos with chorizo and clams, and the sweetbreads. Haven't gotten to try the cocks combs yet, let me know what you think if you get them! Enjoy!

    1. I can help. I was just there a month ago, here's a link of my experience there including my favorite dishes:

      In short I highly recommend the sweetbreads, Duck egg with mojima and the fois gras.

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      1. re: Spends Rent on Food

        Third on the sweetbreads. Really tasty.

      2. the jamón iberico is superb. add it to your list. don't forget the wines. the list is terrific.

        1. the cock's comb is delicious - braised in a really serious mushroom broth/reduction (only a few stray cepes actually accompany the dish) and sprinkled with ground spiced almonds.
          the serving size is pretty generous, though, and I'd advise ordering it only if you'll be splitting it with on or two of your friends (or if you really love cock's combs). I loved the dish, but had it all to myself and had to leave a couple of 'combs on the plate

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          1. re: okaygo

            I personally like the cock's comb for its texture, but didn't enjoy flavor that they used in cooking the dish. If you like the texture of chicken feet skin (chinese style) or pig's feet, then it is sort of in between and you will probably like the texture.

            The flavor though was a bit strong on the balsamic / vingery side. I do think it is worth trying as you rarely see cock's comb available in other restaurants.

          2. I loved the fideos with corizo and clams and the pumpkin goat cheese croquetas. tThe portion of the croquetas is pretty huge! I think one order would be enough for three people. Enjoy!