While I may have journeyed from The Big Apple on a long 9 hour car ride north to Toronto, I still have a few more blog-worthy NYC restaurant visits to share. It was hard to keep up while eating out at least one meal a day for the past two weeks, rough life I know, so I have a bit of catch-up to do!
One of these meals was dinner with a lovely girl friend at what I now consider to be the most beautiful restaurant in New York. Salinas, a Spanish restaurant in Chelsea, is truly a stunning spot. With gorgeous high ceilings and decor, my friend and I could not stop looking around and staring…not only at the beautiful surroundings, but the beautiful people dining there as well. The menu items all sounded very intriguing and different, divided into tapas, small plates, and entrees, everything is designed to be shared. With help from our knowledgable server and some twitter friends, there was not one dish that disappointed.
The fideos negros was definitely my favorite and also the most unique dish we ordered. So richly flavored and richly colored, this intensely black dish just blew my mind! My friend favored the special of the evening…
The smoky and grainy risotto paired with the flaky and melt-in-your mouth halibut was simply divine. And to think…we almost didn’t order this dish!
While this restaurant may not be as well-known or popular as another much talked about West Village eatery, I highly recommend you check it out! One of the best meals to date! On that note…stay tuned for a later blog post featuring “my best of” New York eats. But, if you can belive it, we have a few more meals to get to before that!