At Town Line Diner in Rocky Hill, CT.
Fried filet of sole sandwich and fries.
Banana cream pie. I like the border they made for the cherry.
At Cora Cora Restaurant in West Hartford, CT.
Chicharron de Colas de Camaron with fries. “Juicy shrimp tails seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, egged, floured then fried. Served with house sauce, fried cassava or fresh fries and red onion salad.” I finally get a salad with enough onions in it! It had a cilantro dressing on it, which was perfect.
Lucuma ice cream. “Peruvian ice cream made with lucuma fruit.” Lucuma is an Andean fruit that looks like a cross of a peach and an avocado. The ice cream tasted like a cross of cherry, peach, and cantaloupe. It came with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, caramel, cherry, cookie stick, and mint garnish.
Blue margarita, coffee, water, and cancha. Cancha is fried Peruvian corn with a sauce put out on tables, like bar food.
Fleece wall rugs showing scenes of Peru.
The wienie was weeny. The roll was like bread jerky. The fries apparently were fried a few hours before. The cherry was ultra-Maraschinoed. The shake tasted barely of jalapeno or chocolate. They use syrups for flavor and I guess they use them sparingly. This meal cost $7.30.
The “whipped cream” did not melt. Ever. I rushed to my office so the hot weather and car wouldn’t melt the whipped cream, but I had nothing to worry about. After a half-hour of nursing my shake, it still looked “fresh”. An hour later and there was little difference. I think it was really whipped emulsifier.
The counter staff disappeared and never came back. Long after I would expect it would take to make my meal, a server on skates came out to the dining area instead of the counter, calling for me, and I had to play Marco Polo with her. She had the wrong shake and had to go back for the right one. The meal was supposed to be to go, but it came out on a tray and I had to ask for a bag.
I would say this experience was sub-Sonic.