Thank god the pesky bug is finally gone. The support team of typepad.com said that I was piling up too much posts on my frontpage -- but, hey, how am I suppose to know there's a limit for this thing? Anyway, I did what they suggested me to do, that is, cutting down the posts to just 8 on the frontpage...
With an huge array of jamon de Joselito hanging atop, you know what this house is good for the moment you step in. It opens from morning till late at night. Sure, you can come here to have either a snack-out or a full-set dinner at night, as the restaurant is split down the middle: half a bar, half a restaurant. Think here as a neighborhood restaurant with a local clientele. The bar is busy and loud, the restaurant is equally busy and loud.
That's why I think the best time for we outsider to experience this outlet is in the morning. Coming here at ten in the morning after my light breakfast at the Cafe Boulevard, there was hardly anyone except me and the staff. I was alone and the stereo was playing some tunes. It was first Tom Jone's "It's Unusual," then it was Donna Summer's "She Works Hard For The Money," coming next with "All I Ask Of You" from Phantom Of The Opera. By the time they played the last one, I was, to be honest, a little misty. I was very much moved -- by this romantic music and by the sensational beef pintxos I was chewing. I was surprised to find out that this succulent and juicy piece of "Medallon de solomillo" was giving me a sort of gentle sensation! It was like I've reached a totally new level of eating. It was like I can pillow talk with my food, me and my pintxos. Good god, how I love this feeling!
Then there's the foie gras tapas (solomillo con foie). This one wasn't showing on display like other pintxos did. I ordered one with my bartender. And before I knew, he went to the kitchen and moments later, came back with a meltingly-tender and moisture foie gras tapas. I have never tasted any foie gras quite like this. Divinely delicate, yet so very down to earth, totally in a realm to itself.
Paired with some pleasant Rioja red, this is definitely feel-good factor to the max!