We all ordered cocktails and snacks, I chose a Guavita cocktail which was a delicious and refreshing combination of gin, watermelon & guava shrub, with cardomom, pomegranate, lemon, jasmine, and soda. A few of the others chose the flamboyant looking Peacock Spirit! Snacks-wise we chose the Guacamole and the Cassava cheese bread – the guac was slightly better than mine (huge understatement, and I promise mine is pretty amazing), and although I only had a little nibble of the cheese bread because #ketolife, it was incredibly moreish and I desperately wanted to devour the entire bowl of them!
Our huge array of starters arrived, and while everyone else shared a selection of Ensalada Amazónica (mango and avocado salad), Patacones Mechados (Crispy plantain, pulled pork, achiote seeds), Tequeños (clay oven chicken rolls), and a variety of sushi, I stuck to my keto-friendly dishes and had the Hamachi Tiradito (thinly sliced yellowtail). My yellowtail was absolutely beautiful and tasted super fresh in a zesty passionfruit dressing.
For mains I chose the Merluza Negra, which was Patagonian black hake, grilled eggplant, plantain crisp. The fish was cooked perfectly, although the grilled eggplant wasn’t really grilled and was more of a mousse, but very taste nonetheless! I absolutely adore plantain, but it’s not exactly keto-friendly due to the high-carb content, so I was relieved that there were three *very* thin plantain crisps – it saved me because I can’t say no to plantain!
The others chose a lot of red meat – lamp chops, steak, the whole shebang. Other than Francis who like me chose fish! We also had a bunch of sides; cassava fries, tomato salad, and broccoli and carrots.
We were all very full at this point so for dessert we all decided to just get a few ice-cream tasting platters, a chocolate fondant (it was huge!), and a couple of plates of chocolate truffles. I had one of the mini ice-creams as it was a guava-flavoured one and I LOVE guava. I did also have a cheeky teaspoon of the fondant which was incredible! After dinner we had a quick look around the restaurant, then walked up the road for a few post-dinner drinks at Aqua Kyoto.
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