11.17.2006

Mallorca

Daddy Daughter night last night sent us to what many publications call the best European restaurant in Pittsburgh, Mallorca, "offering fine Spanish continental cuisine." The atmosphere was really nice.

I had a glass of sangria, D had Chiraz. These salads w/watercress and assorted greens preceeded our meals. No thanks. I'm not really a fan of side salads. For an appetizer, we had Champignones Rellenos, the stuffed mushrooms.

The list of specials was out of control. It was as long as the regular menu. Can I get a sheet of paper to look at? Because you just rattling off 15 items in a row isn't really working for me. I considered the duck w/an orange sauce, but got the ternera marsala, which is veal marsala with mushrooms. Dad had steak Delmonico. Why was it a 24 oz. steak with gorgonzola on top? HUGE. The biggest steak I'd ever seen. Too much meat. I don't like steak but I was eyeing that one just for a bite.

We also got an after dinner liqueur, complimentary with the meal. It was muy yumm-o. See? I even learned some Spanish there. I liked the food well enough, but I'm not the biggest fan of what i consider over-priced food. I don't think you need to spend $100 on a meal for it to taste good.

3 comments:

Stacie von Kutieboots said...

OMG, I had sangria for the first time on wed night at casa de kutieboots! LOVE IT!

24 oz????!?!?! I've never even heard of that portion being an option!!

was your entre' good or did you wish you tried the roast duck with mango salsa??

muy yum-o? we're going to fight

jameil1922 said...

i luuuuuuurve sangria. rachael ray introed me to it... or maybe ash did at hampton. did you make that ash? anyway, i love it. i've made it several times.

the 24ozer was disgusting looking. why don't you just put the entire cow on a plate?

it was good, but i did wish i'd tried the duck or the lobster ravioli. i've had lobster ravioli before and love it.

no muy yum-o? hmmm

the joy said...

ooh god i'm hungry now.