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?
 
 
 

5 comments:

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

    xoxox,
    CC

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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

    xo
    Kara
    www.thebostonista.com

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

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

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