Friday, January 30, 2009

Cuba Libre

Wednesday night my girlfriends and I got together to go out for restaurant week. They hold this event twice a year in Philadelphia and offer a price fixed menu at various restaurants for $35 per person. Most restaurants offer a 3-course meal for this price. It’s always a good time and a great deal.

We went to a restaurant in Old City called Cuba Libre. We started our night at the bar with a Mojito and let me just say that it was by far the best I’ve have ever had. We were seated at our table and I felt like I was transported to a Latin destination. It was very ethnic and I loved the atmosphere.

Here is the breakdown of my dinner: Black Bean Soup - Traditional black bean soup with grilled white corn and Jack cheese arepitas. El Pollo Del Solar - Lime-garlic marinated chicken breast, steamed young mustard greens, black bean croqueta and mango sweet and sour gravy. Last but not least, Tres Leches De Banana - Vanilla sponge cake soaked in three banana flavored milks topped with chocolate-banana mousse and a side of banana caramel salad.

Everything was absolutely delicious and the beauty of restaurant week is getting to try new places you might not normally go to. I’m glad I went and I’ll definitely be visiting this restaurant again.

The girls


Little Pink Magnolia said...

Wow, we just had a restaurant week in Norfolk! Didn't get to take advantage of it, but we have another one in the summer that I will be dragging AK out for.

Lis said...

So fun!!! We have that here too!!

Girls nights out are the best - looks like you had a fab time!!

Happy Friday!

Melissa Miller said...

That sounds really delicious! Can you believe I have never even tried a Mojito? It's on my list.
Great pic! :)

Gwen said...

Sounds like fun!!! I wish they did that kind of thing here but a GNO is always a blast no matter the food. :)

Classy in Philadelphia said...

so jealous! i didn't take advantage of restaurant week!

sounds delish though!

Lacey said...

That meal sounds delicious...and I LOVE a good mojito!

I also left you a tag on my blog :)

Lindsey said...

Mmmmm black bean soup sounds amazing!!!

The Pink Chick said...

I love going out with my girl friends! Looks like y'all had a great time!