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Vinoco (Mineola)

nmurawsk Jun 4, 2011 06:50 PM

Just got back from a really nice dinner at Vinoco in Mineola. It's tapas stye but did have a few entrees on the menu, as well as a couple of entree specials. DH started with a lovely tempranillo and I had a very tasty white sangria. Both were re-ordered when finished. We ordered three items. First was an Asian bun with pork belly. I've never ordered an Asian bun or had pork belly before, so I have nothing to compare it to, but it was delicious. Bun was a great texture and lovely taste, pork was so flavorful, there was also cilantro (and something else I can't remember!) and it all worked together beautifully. We had a flat bread with a fig jam, Serrano ham and melted manchego. I really enjoyed this. The flavors were very complementary. Third was a duo of sausages. The types of sausage rotate. Tonight was a chorizo and one from Morocco. I preferred the chorizo, DH enjoyed the Moroccan which was a bit spicier. They were served over sauteed onions and cannellini beans in what seemed to be a cognac cream sauce. The owners sent us a dessert of strawberry and avocado shooters which were really light and tasty. Service was very attentive. A couple of the servers were new and a little uncomfortable, but still very professional. Both owners were present, involved in plating and serving the food and in checking on the guests.

I highly recommend to check this place out. Note that it is quite small - about 10 tables with room for about 8 at the bar.