Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Stopped in again tonight after a movie at Real Art Ways for some Tostones and some Empanadas [pollo y carne de res]. One beer and a glass of Zinfandel and the bill came to $14.09. This is a place that I will return to often. Nice people. good food.
8/9/08 Taste of Hartford strikes again!
Tonight we ate at La Fonda in Hartford. The $20.08 price really got us a lot of good food.
Started with Tropical Fruit Juice prepared with water or milk Mango, Passion fruit, Guanabana, Lulo, Guayaba, Strawberry or Mora. I had the Mango with water, the other two orders were Lulo and Guanabana with milk. We ended up trading a bit but were very satisfied. Then on to a Carta Blanca beer each.
The appetizer was a Beef Empanada Or Chicken Empanada and Fried Green Plantain with Hogao Sauce [Tostonciitos].
We all had the same entrée of Bandeja Montañera: Rice, Red Beans, pork rind, grilled steak, sweet plantain, egg and pork sausage.
For dessert we all had the Rice Pudding as they were out of the Figs with White Cheese.
Great meal, great price and great service [anyone who understands my Spanish is great]!
bloginfo: La Fonda is found at 269 Franklin Avenue in Hartford.
Closed Mondays but open late the rest of the week.
blognote: Bandeja paisa, also known as bandeja de arriero or bandeja montañera, is a typical dish of the Antioquian kitchen. It could be said that a fundamental characteristic of this dish is its enormous abundance in amount and variety of foods.