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Paella at Doyles’

HPIM4337 Here’s a quickie from our trip to Sydney. We had this delicious paella at Doyle’s in Watson’s Bay. The innovations were two: 1) The rice is apart and not cooked into the paella which gives you a much better appreciation for its delicate saffron taste. 2) There is no chorizo or sausage or any of that evil pig stuff.

Review of Romescos Monterrey MX

I normally write Restaurant reviews on Food Buzz and then link to them to a teaser here. But this time I will do it the other way, because Food Buzz blew up when I tried to put a Mexican address in their database. Anyway, Food Buzz seems to subscribe to my blog posts so we’ll get it up there one way or another.

On our last night in Monterrey we had dinner with our good friends. Romescos is a charming pan-Mediterranean style restaurant located at Morelos 1076 Ote, Barrio Antiguo, Monterrey, N.L. Mexico, Tel 82189191. (Normally this info would be in the database, and I would have a link to their website if they had one.) The prices are middle range from about $8 to $17 per plate. You can choose to dine indoors or out, and we chose to dine on the terrace on the rooftop. We ate kind of early by Mexican standards, but we were all starving, as no one had eaten “comida,” which is usually served at around 2 in the afternoon. Just a few moments of sun in our eyes and then the sun dipped behind the skyline and all was excellent.

The food was well presented, and the portions were ample without being overwhelming. I was particularly intrigued by the lettuce leaf on our cheese platter that we got for appetizer. It was standing straight up in a blob of cheese. When I touched it it felt dry and flaky and it must have been flash deep fried or something. Tom ordered the shrimp dish, I got wild mushroom lasagne, my daughter got pesto, and our friends had pizza and I forgot what else. The food was all very nicely done, and tasty. We especially liked their beer pitchers. They are called “jirafas” and after we saw it we could see why. Jirafa means giraffe in spanish. They serve the local excellent lagers, Carta Blanca being the most famous in that region.

If you happen to be down that way, I recommend Romescos. It is about 5 or six blocks off Dr. Coss St., (the street that runs right by the Santa Lucia tourist plaza).

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