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.
“deep & rich green tea cube chocolate”. Manufactured by Meiji. Purchased from 3shel1d on eBay.
The packaging shows the chocolates covered in a cocoa powder, but they were individually wrapped, so I guess the powder was pressed into the chocolate. They are still pretty good, like cubic bonbons or truffles. They’re about the width of a thumbnail, so one can easily eat a whole box of I lost count how many. It was easy.
At J. Timothy’s Taverne in Plainville, CT.
“Incredibly tender boneless beef ribs, mashed potato, garlicky spinach and apples, laced with burgundy demi glace”.
I forget the liquor it was originally served with, but I supplemented it with Woodford Reserve Bourbon.
That guy in the back is just someone I work with. Ignore him.
At Town Line Diner in Rocky Hill, CT.
Red velvet cake with vanilla buttercream and tart strawberry frosting, topped with whipped cream and a strawberry, made specially for Valentine’s Day. I think the strawberry frosting is made with Greek yogurt.