Working in the travel industry, I have an opportunity and obligation to see the world. Though most of my travels last only a day or two at a time, I manage to swig an espresso (or three) and get on with the party. Follow me as I shamelessly devour the foods of the land, (over)indulge in the local beer and wine, and discover new cities with old friends.
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tapas bar. At least that’s how I explain it. I had a GiltCity voucher to use on
two glasses of sangria and four tapas. We wound up with six tapas but decided
the four would’ve been filling enough if we chose to stop there. Not a bad deal
for $30! The guacamole had pineapple in it and the plantain chips to dip in it
were crispy and salty. Then we had spinach and manchego empanadas, fried goat
cheese balls with slivered almonds and honey, and sweet plantains with manchego
and Serrano ham. It was certainly enough food for us, but it’s not like me to
stop at ‘enough’. To conclude the meal we got the short ribs, and the lamb with
couscous. Both were phenomenal! The portions were small for sharing, and the
combination created a tasty buffet on my plate. I would go back to Ventanas
again because it’s humble enough to reside in the Meatpacking District without
charging cover at the door. And don’t forget, on the weekends they have rotating
DJ’s and eight bartenders on staff to prevent any unwanted thirst.