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#31 Rose

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 11:59 PM

The uni's cooked?

I've had it a few times and I never thought it was cooked.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 04:32 PM

I thouhgt it was slighty cooked.. Having gone only once, I can't be sure..
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 04:33 PM

It's warm but I think that may be from the sandwich press.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 04:50 PM

The texture is a little more firm then raw.. So perhaps the grill could have slightly cooked the uni.. laugh.gif


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Posted 14 December 2007 - 06:10 PM

That sandwich looks incredible. Jarrod would be fucked if they served that at Subway.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 03:52 AM

This place is terrific.

More thoughts (if any appear) at a time when I'm not shaking off an extended visit to Death & Co. thereafter.
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 04:23 PM

Just about everything Daisy said in her initial post is spot on, so I have little to add.

I got a standing spot at the bar at about 7:30 last night. It was only moderately crowded (but this IS the first half of January).

I couldn't read the cocktail board from where I was standing and stuck with manzanilla sherry throughout. It was pretty much perfect.

I had the uni panino (as one has to), the eggplant and honey, the basque anchovies (served in a sort of jellied-up oily tomato sauce), and the pork cracklings. The only dish I have any reservations about is the eggplant: I'm with the contingent who find it too honeyed.

I haven't seen the pork cracklings mentioned yet (that I remember), so let me give them a shout out and urge you all to try them.

Great place. I might even like it more than Tia Pol, for the inauthentic reason that the food is on the whole more substantive and less snack-like.
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 04:29 PM

I was there Wednesday night and was also a little unimpressed by the eggplant--not as softly luscious as it has been on previous tries and also a little oily (but I am hyper-sensitive to oiliness and my companion did not think it too oily). We also had the cracklings which were really,really good. I loved the little brown paper box they were served in,too.

The uni panino is heavenly.

They need to put in ceiling cans or track lights and point two at those blackboards. They are really hard to read unless you are right under them. I had a 'martini' which was a very herbaceous dry vermouth from California, served on the rocks witha spanish olive, and some rose cava.

Edited to add: I do think, as much as I like Quinto Pino, that it is very expensive for what it is.
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 04:37 PM

QUOTE(Daisy @ Jan 11 2008, 04:29 PM) View Post
Edited to add: I do think, as much as I like Quinto Pino, that it is very expensive for what it is.


Of course you're right. I've just inured myself to overspending in these "small plates" places. It's baked in the cake, as they say.

You're also completely right about the illegibility of the boards if you're not right in front of them. (I was lucky enough to be right in front of the food board.)
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 04:38 PM

Have you had the Catalan head cheese, BTW?
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#41 Daisy

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 04:43 PM

No, we toyed with the idea but went for the cracklings instead. Intrigued by it though.
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 04:45 PM

People should stop reading cuz nobody's gonna care about this, but I went through the exact same ordering decisional process. (And I'm certainly happy I tried the cracklings!)
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:10 PM

QUOTE(spaetzle @ Nov 1 2007, 05:13 PM) View Post
Oh, and the couple sitting next to me got the fried pork belly and shared some with me - good stuff.


I loved the cracklings except I called them fried pork belly. Hee!

They are really wonderful - like pork popcorn.

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 04:07 PM

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 04:23 PM

Last night I persuaded an uni panino virgin to give it a shot. He was wowed.

Still haven't had the braised pork sandwich because I love that one with the uni so much. We also had the shrimp, cod fritters, eggplant and chickpeas. And I think the lighting has improved a little--it's a bit softer.
Sardines aren't for sissies.---Frank Bruni
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The mistake one makes is to react to what people post rather than to what they mean.---Dr. Johnson
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