We’re back! After a much needed break, we’re here again! Let’s start this year with the pictures of a great dinner in great company in one of our favourite restaurants. Every Christmas we meet or dearest friends Isa & Jesús for a glamourous foodie night. The same restaurant, the same table, the same amazing views… but a delicious menu each year.
Every year we choose the menu called “For your eyes and senses”. It’s a great idea for couples because you get to choose two starters, one main course per person and afterwards, you can enjoy an assorted desserts’ tray. All of that in the company of a bottle of Moët Chandon Brut Imperial.
We always asked for what has become “our table”. It’s placed in the center of El Cubo, a tiny private room with breathtaking views of Sevilla. Here you have it, if you’d like to see:
The night started with the simplest yet most delicious appetizers: olives and olive oil with a selection of breads to dive in.
While enjoying the views and the conversation we tried to decide which starters and main courses we will savour.
Isa and Jesús take these decisions very seriously…
Let’s enjoy the views for a moment…
Once we ordered, the chef sent another tasty appetizer to our table: potato cream with scallop, trout caviar and tiny potato crisps. It was lighter than it seemed and the texture surprised us.
When the starters arrived the first bottle of bubbly was almost gone. Isa said she didn’t know how but… well, let’s say that during the first half an hour of the dinner the waiter was really busy filling up our glasses!
We chose four starters to share: grilled octopus with vegetables and paprika mousse…
It was very nice… but to be honest we would have preferred thinner slices of octopus.
We also ordered fresh salmon carpaccio with pink pepper and lime mousse…
This was amazing. Fresh and light, the contrast between the crunchy pepper and the citric notes of the mousse was delicious and perfect to complement the salmon.
We couldn’t help but order the acorn-fed Iberian Ham. A classic that never disappoints.
And finally, the most amazing cylinder of Foie Gras with cinammon and quince.
I could eat that every day, every year of my life. It was beyond delicious, soft, creamy, a little bit spicy, fruity and the texture was similar to a mousse. Our absolute favourite.
Just when we thought we just couldn’t eat more, main courses arrived.
J. went for the ox tender loin flavoured with Pedro Ximenez, baby shallots and potato hearts.
P. and I. decided to keep it strong with the Iberian feather loin over risotto and ham slices. I almost ordered that but finally I went for the red tuna tasting. You see… I had to leave place for dessert!
All of them were full of flavour, perfectly cooked and disappeared in the blink of an eye.
And it was time for coffee and desserts. Here I have to admit that I was a little bit disappointed. Other years we got to try all the asssorment, but this year they brought two exact trays to the table, so there was less deliciousness to choose from. My personal favourite was their adaptation of the traditional Spanish dessert Tocino de cielo. You can see it in the fancy Martini glass..
We also enjoyed the apple pastry with vanilla ice cream and the sweet spicy bread with white chocolate. All of them were hand made. They always have the best desserts, super original and really surprising, that’s why I really missed the whole assortment that they used to offer.
We left the restaurant happy, tipsy and a little bit tired. It had been a wonderful night, as they always are at Abades Triana.
So here’s to a wonderful 2014 full of lovely dinners, great conversations with friends and fantastic times!
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PS: You can have a look at our last year’s dinner at Abades Triana here.