Dec 14, 2012

Fraiche Food Friday: Recent Eats

Let me preface this post with two things. Everyone should start their morning
with a little Whitney. When I was young, my mother would play some 
Whit on Saturdays and I would sing along and dance in the living room.
Usually we started with "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."
I remember even as a little girl wondering if I would ever find someone 
I wanted to dance with and what the "heat" she spoke of was. Oh to be young.
I was so shocked by her death I have had a hard time playing her music,
 today is the first time I embraced it all again. 
 If you read one blog post today (besides mine) please make it this one.
It will change your life. Especially you expectant mothers.
Onto the food!

A few weeks ago I popped into an Attleboro restaurant I had received a
recommendation on. The name alone drew me in, Sangrias Tapas & Wine.

Our server Christina was incredibly enthusiastic, knowledgeable and sweet.

We started with the Portuguese Passion: a delicious mix of white riesling, Skyy
passion fruit vodka, pineapple juice, passion fruit puree, ginger ale and champagne.

Basically pure bliss in a cup. Thank goodness we got a pitcher.

From there we ordered the Presunto Mac n Cheese with Gruyère, Havarti,
a parmasean sauce and topped with presunto. Heavenly!

Next were the Cogumelos Salteados: Sautéed portabella, crimini & 
shiitake mushrooms finished with thyme & oregano.

People either tend to really love mushrooms or be disgusted by them.
Of course I have always loved them and these were so light,
well-seasoned they were easily a perfect addition to our tapas tasting.

The Camarao Alhinho were pan seared and braised in rich roasted
garlic with a white wine butter sauce. 

This was not a low-cal meal by any means but with tapas I always
feel it is merely a few bites of several things. So what can it hurt?

Lastly and surely not the least of all dishes, was the Cordornizes a Cabo Verde,
or quail. Rubbed with a zesty herb-spiced house blend, it was a 
delight of succulent morsels, each bite better than the previous.

When I go to a restaurant, I do not think merely of the food and drink,
but the ambiance, service, decor and a great deal else.

Upon entering the women's restroom at Sangria's I found an orchid on the
vanity, automatic lights and a no touch trash can (which appeals to the 
germaphobe in me - yayyy sanitation!) 

Beyond that, there was also high quality toilet paper - this is a detail a lot of restaurants skimp on, but like the cloth quality yet recyclable  handtowels next to the sink,
is something a patron appreciates and notes when considering their return.

I love this restaurant and plan to return as soon as I am able. For anyone
 that finds themselves in Attleboro make sure you stop by and let me 
know how your meal is.

What was your favorite meal this week?


  1. Yummy post, darling!
    That mac and cheese looks and sounds amazing!


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  3. I'm Every Woman was my jam for an entire year. I just listened to it on repeat over and over. I even had a whole dance to it...which may have involved a chair now that I think about it. My poor parents! LOL


  4. You always eat the most delectable foods. This looks incredible! :)

  5. My mouth is watering over that mac n cheese!!


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