Seaport Newbies - Onda and Made Fresh Daily
Last night I wandered across the street to Onda (contemporary Latin). Always on the lookout for a dining options besides Acqua and Table Tales (or leaving the neighborhood). . . Now on to the food:
I nibbled on bean dip and warm flatbread while I asked Ciril for his suggestions and sipped my wine. Lots of wine by the glass, limited wine list (reasonably priced) with Chilean and Argentine wines.
*Flat bread with smoked duck, manchego cheese + porcini spread, sherry cherry. Delicious. (Thinking Rayuela now . . .)
*Wild striped bass ceviche - citurs sauce, jalapenos, red onion, passion fruit sorbet - light, fresh - very good.
*Crab & arepa salad - sweet corn arepa, jicama, papaya, organic arugula, crab and lime vinaigrette - very good.
Two glasses of wine and the 3 small plates were $48 without tax and tip. Onda might be too good for the neighborhood. A step above Salud! and a bit reminiscent of Rayuela. Might even invite my SO here.
229 Front Street
(No delivery yet - let's hope Executive Dining or Seamless Web changes that soon.
Apples and oranges here: grabbed a late luch "to go" today at Made Fresh Daily. Whiter and larger but vaguely reminiscent of sorely missed DoDo (was on South and Peck Slip). I had the carrot ginger soup and curried tuna salad on whole grain toast. Very good and FRESH. Sandwiches in $7 - $9.50 range. They also had Doughnut Plant donuts and some good looking cupcakes. Luckily I passed on all things dessert-ish.
Hours 8-5 (so if you want coffee after Jack's closes it's Barbarini or maybe Financier)
MADE FRESH DAILY
226 Front Street
Went back tonight with a friend and had proseco (no coffee service yet) and shared a chocolate dessert. Very nice. There are three desserts (including tres leche). Wine list is not as limited as I thought, found the page with Italian and Spanish wines. No lunch service yet. Not sure if they will deliver, the food may not travel well . . .
Went to Onda last night. Tried dishes I had not had before. Was disappointed to see the flatbread with smoked duck was off the menu, now there is a version with steak. It was one of their best apps and a personal favorite.
As I watched a small group of professionals drinking and possibly ruining their careers (shoes off, grabbing, etc.) I nibbled on the warm bread with dip (always good) and sipped a glass of Malbec.
I had the croquette (cheese inside) with salmon on top. It was good. I also had the Dominican roasted sweet plaintains. The sauce was interesting and a bit unexpected with a hint of clove and cinnamon. Not sure I'd get these again, but they were both good.
I had the red curry quinoa with mixed mushrooms, asparagus and peas. Delicious! Nice layer of flavors between the spring vegetables and heat of the curry.
Finished with an espresso and a complimentary limoncello.
PS The fishless ceviche sounds very creative and maybe I'll try that next time.