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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Small plates, big flavor



Did you check out our small plates centerpiece today? The photos are BEAUTIFUL. Our photographer Michael Keating worked his magic...

What's your favorite place to think "small plates"? And what's dishes are you top picks? I love the French Castle at Twist (although I have to say that I took the roasted cherry tomato off after I tried it - I preferred it without the sweetness)... I also liked the tuna tartare and the shrimp with bayonne ham (both pictured here) at Twist.


I'm (finally!) going to Nada tomorrow night, so, from what I hear, I will soon have new favorites!


12 Comments:

at 4:49 PM Blogger Stepf said...

A few of us headed to Nada after broomball last night (another loss for Fair and Unbalanced!) still dressed in our grubbies. We felt underdressed, but our server, Kenny, made us feel welcome. The food was excellent. I had mahi-mahi tacos. We split the Mexican mac and cheese among four people. A few bites were enough; it was rich and delicious. Try the Nadarita or the sangria -- you won't be disappointed. The Nadarita packs a punch though, so sip slowly or designate a driver! I can't wait to go back.

 
at 5:00 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

the tuna is a great dish.

 
at 5:01 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

has anyone ever attended a taping of "the dish"?

 
at 9:16 PM Blogger Cin Twin1 said...

The mini burgers are fantastic too at Nada on the appetizer menu. Beware of the $10 quacamole....they ask everyone if they want it with the chips and salsa, and it is a surpise when the bill comes that it wasn't complimentary. I went there recently before New Years and saw Jeff Ruby having dinner....

 
at 10:55 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nada's interior, service and food are all above average but come on David, please give us some innovative Mexican cuisine. Mini burgers are soo last year.

 
at 9:47 AM Blogger DanThoms said...

I have a feeling that this place is a bit out of my price range. It looks delicious but oh so small. I would have to eat like 10 plates of food.

 
at 10:50 AM Anonymous FoodieToo said...

I know this is smaller than you are thinking but I really love the word "Amuse Buche." They use it all the time on Top Chef.

 
at 12:06 PM Blogger Nicci King said...

Ah, yes... Amuse bouche or "mouth pleaser." :) So fun. Especially when the chef is in a great mood and decides to pepper your table with them...

"Compliments of the chef..."

 
at 4:16 PM Blogger mmascolino said...

I think Latitudes for small plates. They have a broad and good selection and the upstairs has a lot of room to spread out and lounge with some food and drink. I know my wife likes this as her favorite place to grade papers after a long day.

Oh and enjoy Nada it was great. The chips and salsa may not be complimentary but it was only $2 for the whole table and they brought several rounds of refills. That seems pretty reasonable.

 
at 4:49 PM Blogger Nicci King said...

I'm looking forward to it. Been perusing the menu today...

By the way, CinTwin, the $10 guacamole is on the menu. Sounds like they got you with their sales pitch. :)

I wonder what I'll eat... But I plan to start with the sangria!

 
at 6:06 PM Blogger Cin Twin1 said...

I'm a sucker for quacamole so it didn't take much convincing! My hubby had the sangria when we went, and it was pretty typical...good by typical. I had a grapefruit maragarita which was recommended that was outstanding.

I think we should plan a foodie report happy hour.....who's in? :)

 
at 6:11 PM Blogger Nicci King said...

Um, absolutely! :) I'm going to have to pick a place and a day...

Who else is down?!

 
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