Saturday, November 01, 2008

Dinner at Pipa

For my birthday--which was more than a month ago--Kip and I went to Pipa with Robert and Sean. Pipa is that tapas restaurant that's sort of inside ABC Carpet and Home. Overall, the food was pretty inconsistent, now that I think about it. Some things were really phenomenal, and some things were strangely forgettable. But, with pitchers of delicious sangria--"Red, since summer is over," said Kip--who really cares? I say go, eat lots, and bring good company.

What we ate:

Superb:
--Mini Chorizo, with sherry, olive oil, and chilies
--Crispy Calamari; with some kind of sweet paprika-ish glaze.
--Mushroom Croquettes; with rosemary, thyme and garlic
--Same for Ham Croquettes and Cheese Croquettes. Deelish.
--Mushroom Coca; wild mushrooms, caramelized onion, fig, serrano, almond, truffle oil.


As expected:
--Dates; stuffed with cheese (I think) and wrapped in pork.
--Asparagus; with some kind of truffle aioli.
--Manchego plate; with standard accessories.

Regretful:
--Scallops a la Mancha; with caramelized onions, manchego and crispy seranno.
--"Pipa Coca;" sobrasada, artichoke, tomato, pepper and manchego flatbread.

1 comment:

your mom said...

Yesterday Sis and I drove to Atlanta to visit our favorite aunt, and our best friend of 40 years joined us. (Did your ears burn?) That generous soul felt good enough to cook big for us! What we ate:

Superb:
--Savory Meatloaf with Chunky Tomato Gravy
--Freshly Grated Carrot Salad
--Fix-Your-Own Garden Salad
--Hand-picked Field Peas
--Homegrown Lima Beans
--Fresh Green Beans
--Her Famous Mac & Cheese
--Warm Mexican Corn Muffins
--Melt-in-your-Mouth Sweet Potato Pie (my contribution)

As Expected:
--Cold Sweet Tea
--Laughs and slow conversation on the porch

Regretful:
--Couldn't lie down and take a nap afterwards.