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Feb 18, 2010 08:57 AM

Can't miss plates at Amada?

My husband and I are going to Amada for our anniversary tonight. In your opinion, what are the must have dishes there? Thanks!

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  1. Some recs here. They are from the Restaurant Week menu, but all the dishes are on the regular menu, too.

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    1. re: barryg

      My favorites are the caldo gallego and the patatas bravas. The crema catalana is also great for dessert.

    2. My ultimate favorite is the pernil asado. If you like pork, you will love this!

      Others we like are the grilled octopus, clams and chorizo, shortrib flatbread, and the fig and serrano ham salad.


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      1. So tell us Olivia, what did you order?

        1. A little late, but I LOVE the pimientos de padron.

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          1. re: spyturtle008

            Thanks so much, everyone! It was an absolutely marvelous meal. We ordered:

            Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Cocktail for me (lemon rosemary martini)
            Matador Cocktail for Himself (ginger bourbon smash)
            Green Salad (really refreshing with green beans and avocado, especially considering the meatful nature of the rest of our meal.)
            Ham Croquettes
            Chorizo a la plancha
            Wild mushroom, artichoke, and manchego flatbread
            A 4 oz. portion of the suckling pig with white bean and rosemary sauce
            Grilled octopus special with a preserved lemon glaze and pickled watermelon rind
            Crema Catalana de Chocolate with strawberry gelee and berry sauce

            Everything was delicious, but the octopus was the real standout. I was looking most forward to the suckling pig, but it was actually a bit dry. We loved the sophisticated atmosphere and adept but not hovering service. We will definitely go back, and next time we'll bring friends!