I've always wanted to try Emmilou, so I jumped at the chance when I saw this deal on Living Social for a mid-week girly catch up.
4 courses - I was especially looking forward to the pork belly!
First things first, alcohol! Our waiter brings out some fruity red wine sangria to kick off the night.
A little starter of gazpacho, which I found surprisingly spicy! It was tasty, but packed quite a punch (maybe because I don't really handle spicy stuff that well)
Chef's selection of pintxos - drinks were consumed at this stage so I couldn't tell you precisely what these were, except for the fact that they were pretty tasty! Our lovely waiter did explain them, but that kind of went in one ear and out the other...
Burnt pineapple daiquiri - El Dorado 2 year old white rum shaked vigorously with roasted spices, burnt pineapple and lime - this was sweet and delicious!
Croquetas - King crab and potato croquetas with grain mustard vinaigrette - these are fantastic to have with drinks.
Lady killer - Aperol grapefruit liqeuer, fresh passionfruit and lemon - served in a wine goblet with chopped fruit and soda
Embutidos - Chartecurie board of fine cured meats with sourdough
Itsy Bitsy Tiki - Ron Zacapa 23 year old rum and Marie Brizard apricot brandy, shaken with lychee sorbet, fresh orange and Tahitian lime served in a Tiki mug
16 hour pork belly - with spiced carrot and honey puree and grilled figs. Hello, crackling! I was pretty tipsy by this point so I conveniently forgot that the carrot was 'spiced' and was confused when my tongue started burning after a mouthful.
Emmilou also has cocktail specials between 5-7pm, so I'll definitely be back for that!