Since Swimmer returned to the farm, she's been dropping by each Tuesday around midday and we go out to lunch at a restaurant.
We've been intent upon trying some new places, but we both tend to fall back on favorites when stumped for possible new offerings. She, for one, has a gluten limitation.
So, today we went out to Cubo, a Cuban comfort food outlet on the trendy and nearby Hawthorne Boulevard.
I had the Spicy Prawn Mojito Bowl, with the prawns, black beans, brown rice, avocado slice, mango chunks, maduros and tostones. The latter two are both plantain products, but very different. The maduros are like fried sweet bananas; soft, warm, sweet and mooshy. The tostones are flat, crunchy and rather 'crispy', with a flavor like a French fry. They are twice deep fried.
I also had a guava colada as a beverage.
It was a successful lunch and both of us declared that we would return and we would recommend.
Cuba doesn't have access to a lot of different kinds of food --there are many shortages. It's not uncommon for them to run out of basics like bread even in the "high end" resorts. People are always complaining about the food in Cuba (although I hear there are some nice restaurants in Havana). The beaches are spectacular though.
Post by raspberrybullets on Aug 4, 2019 10:04:06 GMT
Sounds yum to me.
I had my first halal snack pack a couple days ago. Mine was with chicken and tabouleh.
The sight filled the northern sky; the imensity of it was scarcely conceivable. As if from Heaven itself, great curtains of delicate light hung and trembled. Pale green and rose-pink, and as transparent as the most fragile fabric, and at the bottom edge a profound fiery crimson like the fires of Hell, they swung and shimmered loosely with more grace than the most skillful dancer. ~ Northern Lights