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.

2 comments:

checkplease said...

Hadn't been to Havana in a while and your post got my friend's and my mouth watering. We went last night and the avocado salsa was great. But even better was the ceviche of the day (tuna done in an asian style).

Love your blog.

pjpink said...

Hi checkplease! Thanks for the kudos and the ceviche tip. My mouth is watering already.