Feb 14, 2010

{valentines weekend 2010}

John and I took a weekend getaway to Richmond, VA for valentines this year. It was a perfect weekend of climbing and eating delicious food. Even with the real fire at our hotel, it was perfect.

For our "fancy" dinner out we went to Kuba Kuba, a local Cuban restaurant tucked in a beautiful neighborhood in downtown Richmond. It is a small restaurant, but very popular. We waited for only about 30 minutes before being seated, all the while smelling the delicious aromas coming from the grills right behind us. Neither of us had ever had Cuban food before so we were excited to try it all. We tried the coconut soda to start with...it was very sweet but still tasty.

More after the jump
For starters we ordered the tostones (fried plantains) and empanadillas. I absolutely love plantains and have't had them since I was in Guatemala a couple years ago. John had never had them, but thought they could have used some dipping sauce. We ordered the empanadillas filled with picadillo. They were delicious.
Everything on the menu was tantalizing but we both chose to go with the specials. John got the grass fed sirloin with roasted shallot and garlic butter, yukon fries and asparagus. I ordered the pan seared salmon with coconut risotto cakes, black bean and corn salsa and asparagus. I loved the coconut risotto cakes! They were very sweet, but very good. Everything was amazingly delicious and we now have a new favorite restaurant.

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