high-quality food, service was perfect, place was clean and tidy. Both the sea plate and the ham croquette were very fresh and tasty. Highly recommended for a quick bite before going to the spa or the theatre...
I love tapas. firstly, it's a fantastic way to sample a wonderful variety of dishes from one of the most colourful of European cuisines. Secondly, it's the simplicity that makes it so successful. Simple things done well are, in my mind, the best.
So when I took my mistress to Minibar last week, I was very keen to introduce her to one of my favourite foods. Plus we didn't have to endure the sight of her trying to use cutlery (something she doesn't get the luxury of in my household).
The first point is the decor. Very modern and cool. A gentleman of my attire felt incredibly at ease. But what of the food?
Service was very attentive and friendly. I believe the charming waitress was Spanish, or a very convincing Mancunian. The food was very quick to arrive which helped to ease the dry, bland conversation my mistress was providing me with.
Meat platter delicious. Very simple, although not too sure about the breadsticks, I've a penchant for rustic bread. Spanish omlette, very nice indeed!
Which is where we meet a glitch. The next dish was a 'croquette' of ham. nice, but not exactly authentic. And finally, the Chorizo and brie with hoi sin sauce.
You read correctly friends, I saw it on the menu and had to try it. It tasted ok... but let's be serious. I've never been a believer in 'fusion' cuisine. I just don't think it works. It's not the taste, it's the point. You just shouldn't butcher stuff like that.
I didn't see the total on the bill as I naturally made the mistress pay for the whole thing. I would imagine it was quite reasonable for what was a very enjoyable experience. I went home that night contented, and drank a bottle of fine Rioja accompanied by some green curry and nachos. Delicious.
I have yet to see the mistress since, but will naturally disregard whatever opinions she may have formed.
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