When I looked at the menu I thought to myself... I dont know why everyone is always saying this place is expensive for lunch, it's not THAT bad.... but when people's appetizers started coming out, I started understanding why this place could get expensive....the appetizer pizza is basically a small piece of flatbread with pizza toppings....granted a pretty delicious piece of flatbread with pizza toppings....but not an appetizer that like a group of four could share or anything like that...
For lunch I decided on the shortribs...which were incredible.... I didnt order an appetizer because I figured the short ribs would come with a little pile of fresh greens on the side, or potato chips...or something...but instead the short ribs had a little pile of pulled pork on the side....interesting. They were both absolutely delicious...but I was really craving something fresh or different to compliment my short ribs, rather than just meat with meat on the side... But the flavor and tenderness of the ribs was really good. And I am not even usually a fan of pulled pork (mostly a texture thing) but this was a little bit spicy and super tender and not served on a bun (i HATe pulled pork on a bun) so it was delicious. That little cornbread thing on top of the pulled pork (I THINK that's what it was) was kind of flavorless...but maybe thats just because it was completely overpowered by all the other flavors going on on this plate.
I also snapped a few photos of some co-workers plate. I didnt taste them (because they are my co-workers and Im not going to ask them if I can take a bite of their sandwich) but I did taste one of those potato chips and they were SO yummy. I'm not sure if they make them in house or anything but they were super crunchy and it made me sad that they were not on my plate.
Short Ribs - Grilled Arepa, Queso Fresco, Rioja Red Sauce
Seared Ahi Tuna - Ginger Wasabi Mayo, Sundried Tomatoes, Onion Sprouts on Toasted Focaccia
I also decided since it was a special occassion that I was going to talk everyone into ordering and sharing dessert. Since it was my idea I also decided I would pick the dessert which was a delicious rolled up chocolate cake with berries.
I plan to go back for dinner at some point because at dinner they have a tapas menu! ( I LOVE tapas because then you get to try a little of everything and never get food envy-which I suffer from often)....