hi all - some questions about amada, if you can stand a few more!
i'm fairly new here, from DC, and we miss our local tapas restaurant, jaleo ( www.jaleo.com - if you are ever in DC or bethesda, GO!). we've noticed the absence of a spanish tapas place here in phila, so we're pretty excited to try amada. we've got some DC friends coming up next weekend and i've made reservations at amada.
i don't want to say i'm looking for another jaleo, because that would be unoriginal... right? (oh, who am i kidding, i'll admit i wouldn't mind an absolutely identical menu!) but i guess amada restaurant is so new the menus aren't up on the webpage yet (no pictures, even!), which has got me a little worried. i always like to do my research. i'm strictly vegetarian, and while i'm usually able to find something or have the kitchen create/modify something if they're up for the challenge, i'm a little worried when it comes to blindly hoping this place has about four little vegetarian plates that appeal to me. i'm almost hoping to indulge locally in my old favorites; patatas bravas (yea i'm sure they have at least that one), mushroom and goat cheese stuffed peppers, green apples and manchego cheese, a fat portobello mushroom with garlic, small mushrooms in olive oil, tomato bread, cherry tomatoes, watermelon and mint in balsamic vinegar, spinach and pine nuts.... (great, now i've practically made myself drool)
anyway, i'm just hoping to get a sneak peek at the menu - specifically, vegetarian items. any input?
and has anyone tried both jaleo in DC and amada here? how do they compare?
and is the $28 sangria i keep hearing about worth it? that's a bit expensive, no?
anyway, after all the tempting reviews i've read, i can't wait to try it on saturday! i'll get back with a full report, i promise!