Friday, July 27, 2007
Hangin' Out at Havana 59
Mojitos. Avocado Salsa. Plantain Chips. Key ingredients for an evening of girl-talk. SMO and I trekked to Shockoe Bottom to enjoy the breezy open-air atmosphere of Havana 59. The $7 Mojitos were refreshing, but also packed a punch (about an hour later!). We scarfed up the Avocado Salsa served with thinly sliced and salted plantain chips ($6.95) so fast that we ordered another one. Very addictive. We then had a Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad with lardons, pistachios, and a guava vinaigrette ($9.95). The goat cheese was mild and pleasant with the spinach and lardons, but I could not detect much in the way of guava. We finished the evening sharing a pumpkin flan topped with grilled pineapple and vanilla bean whipped cream ($5.95). While all of the ingredients were fine in and of themselves, the grilled pineapple was spectacular.