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Romesco's--what should I not miss?

daantaat Jan 9, 2012 08:46 PM

Alright, going to Romesco's on Saturday night. Scanned the boards and need more ideas on what to order. I looked at the online menu three time and can't make up my mind....


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    hungerpane Jan 31, 2012 04:58 PM

    Also, here's a teaser on an article about Plascencia that just came out in The New Yorker. Guy is getting some big props from everywhere.


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    1. re: hungerpane
      DiningDiva Jan 31, 2012 05:03 PM

      He was at ChefDance to at Sundance recently cooking with Chad White, Andrew Spurgin and Snake Oil Cocktail Co. He's been getting big props for a while now...most likely because there is a PR company involved.

      1. re: DiningDiva
        hungerpane Jan 31, 2012 05:19 PM

        I knew Chad White was at Sundance, but didn't know about Plascencia being there, also. And what about Daniel Barron up and leaving Blue Point last week? I'm looking forward to seeing what he has planned after he tweeted something about "no more tourist-friendly menu, and that he is going do food for food people" (or something like that) on his way out the door.

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      hungerpane Jan 31, 2012 04:18 PM

      On a related topic, did anyone else hear about Javier Plascencia doing a pop up restaurant at El Take It Easy on March 5? I read a tweet about it, but haven't heard anything more.

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        DiningDiva Jan 31, 2012 04:31 PM

        Yes, I heard that. Jay Porter sent it out in a recent newsletter. He basically said stand by for further ino

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          hungerpane Jan 31, 2012 04:41 PM

          Cool...keep us posted, DD!

          Here's the tweet - https://twitter.com/#!/ElTakeItEasy/s...

      2. ibstatguy Jan 28, 2012 04:29 PM

        how was it? I used to go for lunch but they now longer are open for lunch

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          Granite Jan 28, 2012 05:51 PM

          Hi! What's good there?

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            daantaat Jan 28, 2012 09:19 PM

            dinner was very good. we split a cheese plate, huitlacoche quesadillas (very good), beef tongue tacos (really, really good), smoked salmon carpaccio (quite tasty), seared yellowtail sashimi (decent, but if you really want sashimi, Kaito is the place to go), sauteed mushrooms in garlic sauce (nothing special) and vanilla ice cream w/ bunelo and a cinnamon-cajeta sauce (excellent--nice balance between spicy cinnamon, sweet and tangy).

            It was an interesting contrast to Mision 19, which is more experimental and has a wider range of textures, flavors and density. I would go again. My only wish is that I hadn't been so full before we went for dinner or I would have eaten more!

            1. re: daantaat
              DiningDiva Jan 28, 2012 11:34 PM

              If you like Romescos and Mision 19 and are willing to cross the border, you've GOT to try Cebicheria Erizo. Really, really good...I think I said - more than once mind you - to my dining companions "why can't we have a place like this in San Diego"

              1. re: DiningDiva
                daantaat Jan 29, 2012 04:47 PM

                I will add it to my list!

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                  DiningDiva Jan 30, 2012 09:07 AM

                  Photos of what we ate are at this link - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/830791

                  It was really good. Truly the only miss was a mango tamal that was too dense and too wet. Everything else was really good. Well balanced, clean, bright flavors.

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                    daantaat Jan 30, 2012 08:42 PM

                    oooh, that looks really good! I am a sucker for good cebiche!

              2. re: daantaat
                El Chevere Feb 4, 2012 08:56 PM

                I ate there again last night and had a chance to sample some new dishes...had the chorizo and serrano ham but the star of the night was the grilled octopus--had an amazing charbroiled taste and chewed like a steak...absolutley phenomenal...for desert, splt the flan and apple cobbler crepe with vanilla ice cream

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                  DiningDiva Feb 4, 2012 10:04 PM

                  I was there for a meeting last September and had grilled octopus. I agree, it's absolutely delicious with great texture

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