Sunday, December 10, 2006

Tucked away on 1st Ave btw. 64th and 65th Streets, this modern Mexican restaurant offers an interesting Queso Fundido as an appetizer. I have never had queso quite like this before, but it was really good.

To drink my friends had the special Margarita of the evening, a blackberry margarita while I had a glass of red wine sangria. For dinner I had the Ensalada con Almendras (mixed greens, cranberries, caramelized almonds, goat cheese, and spicy balsamic vinaigrette). It was very good and the spicy vinaigrette wasn't spicy of all!
Rosa Mexicano
Meeting a friend here after work on Friday was a great idea. The bar area was crowded but we were able to sit on an ottoman while we waiting for seats at the bar to open up. First we ordered drinks (The famous Rosa Mexicano Pomegranate Margarita & the Red Wine Sangria). Once we moved to the bar we ordered appetizers. We shared the Tacos de Queso con Nopales (Pan-seared Mexican cheese topped with cactus, onions and peppers. Served with warm tortillas)and the side of Elotes de la Calle (roasted corn kernels w/ queso fresco & chile powder).

The food was unique, the drinks were nice and strong and the atmosphere couldn't be beat!
This is a Brazilian restaurant located on 61st Street between Lexington & Park Avenue.
The presentation of the dishes was well done and the food was pretty tasty. I had the Salada Tropical (mixed greens w/ Tropical Fruit and Aged Sherry Vinaigrette) and side of black beans. If I were to ever go back I would get the Moranga- Acorn Squash stuffed with Shrimp, Hearts of Palm and Corn (without the Shrimp- for myself).
Although I do not think I will be going back! As the crowds came in late Saturday evening the small restaurant needed our table and had the nerve to ask us to hurry up and pay so they could seat those who were waiting for a table. Our party of five had reservations, ordered 2 bottles of wine, and even ordered dessert. After enjoying ourselves for just a little over an hour and being asked to leave?!?! Needless to say, we were no longer impressed with this restaurant.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

New York City Chic Barbie

Bloomingdale's celebrates Diane Von Furstenberg's designer Barbie doll! The doll is New York savvy wearing one of Furstenberg's famous wrap dresses, rolling the DVF designed luggage and carries the NY Times. Click here for purchasing details.