25, Sep 2007

E took me to Marazul for my birthday last night. It’s a sort of asian-latino fusion, which can be a great combination. The menu is big on small plates and combos of trying different things. we opted for several small plates and one entree. The small plates were all good, with interesting sauces and flavor combinations. The entree, beef short ribs, was a bit heavy and not that interestingly flavored; we should have gone for the skirt steak, pork, or something else. The truffle cake was, for a dense block of bittersweet chocolate, uninspiring. Still, I’d go back, though it doesn’t make the top of the list. You could at least sit by the windows, drinking rum and eating tapas.
We had:
– rum cocktails (dark & stormy for E, something sweet and girly for me)
– ahi tuna ceviche (with “watermelon, yuzu miso sauce”)
– thai ginger beef satay (with “three chilli lassi sauce”)
– chicharron de calamari (with “sriracha aioli”)
– jerk pork pot stickers (with “guava plum dipping sauce”)
– beef short ribs (with “spiced orange sauce, cassava, boniato mash”)
– chocolate truffle cake