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Bocadillos

HungryGrayCat | Nov 19, 2004 03:11 PM

Thanks, everyone, for the great recommendation for Bocadillos. We went last night and were quite pleased. I thought the food was fabulous and, though quite a bit more than Naan & Curry, we decided to "upscale" it a bit. Here's what we had:

The "18 month serrano ham" bocadillo ($5) which had the great silky texture of proscuitto but less salt.

The "Catalan sausage with arugula and manchego" bocadillo ($5) which was delicious. The sausage was warm and the whole bite with the arugula and cheese was perfect.

The Spanish cheese plate which consisted of 3 small slivers of different cheeses (though no description was offered by the server and I didn't feel like pursuing it more), a few walnuts and grapes, and a jellied fig square. This was $12 and rather skimpy. The cheeses were good but nothing that I couldn't (and often do) get at The Cheese Board.

The olives ($3) -- marinated and nothing special.

The chicken skewers with yogurt/mint sauce ($7). I loved this dish of 3 large ground chicken meatballs with a slight Moroccan flavor. The mint was the perfect compliment.

The patatas bravas with romesco ($5) -- these are my new favorite 'taters. I like them so much more than the highly-touted potatoes at Cesar. They are fat strips of potato, hot, crisp, and well seasoned on the outside and deliciously fluffy and light inside.

We had two glasses of a sweet, dry Basque white wine ($8 each?) and a bottle of a 1999 Rioja ($39), the producer's name I've already forgotten.

The space is nice, especially if you get one of the high tables against the wall. The service was efficient, if not a bit rushed.

Again, thanks for the idea!

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