I love Restaurant Week because we go places we normally wouldn't, due to either cost or type of food. This go 'round we chose Pazo in the Inner Harbor, which is fairly pricey and has some exotic looking items on the menu.
Tonight, we're set for a prix-fixe $70 Dinner for Two menu that includes the following:
First Course (all items included)
Butternut Squash Soup - Goat's cheese mousse and pepitas
Pugliese - Rustic bread of purgatory
Arbequina Olives - Marinated with orange zest
Arugula Salad - With Clementines and sherry vinaigrette
Empanadas - Spiced veal and pork in pastry, salsa verde
Seared Scallops a la Plancha - Romesco and mint
Sauteed Cauliflower - Walnut vinaigrette and Manchego
Montadito of Braised Pork Shoulder - Smoked paprika
Second Course (choice of one)
Wood Grilled Strip Steak Tapa with Aromatic peppercorn sauce
Wood Grilled Salmon Tapa with Avocado salsa verde
Malloreddus alla Norma - House made pasta with eggplant, tomato, garlic and pecorino
Third Course (choice of one )
Pazo Chocolate Cupcakes with White chocolate mousse and salted caramel
Crema Catalana with Traditional custard scented with lemon and cinnamon
Does that not look amazing? I'm trying to decide between the steak and the salmon... and I'm for sure doing the chocolate cupcakes. I also pulled up the cocktail menu to check it out, and the Gingerbread Martini caught my eye (right hand side). Yum! Ryan and I hardly ever go out for fancy dinner dates (unless you count Chipotle; then we go a lot), so I'm super excited to dress up and enjoy the evening. Post dinner, we're heading to the Baltimore Comedy Factory with a bunch of friends from work, so it should be a great night.
Too bad there's work tomorrow.... otherwise, it's be perfect!
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