Friday, 13 July 2012

Movida Bar de Tapas

Had always wanted to visit the place since everyone shouts out about how good it is. Glad we got a spot the other night at Movida Bar de Tapas when we were totally in the mood for a fancy dinner and thank God that it does lives up to its fame! Movida was ooh so good.

generous amount of complimentary bread and olive oil.

Anchoa; the hand-filleted cantabrian artisan anchovy on crouton with smoked tomato sorbet. look at them glisten!
So the super friendly waiter recommended that we started on this baby and it's the perfect starter. The tomato sorbet and anchovies just melted beautifully together and it was very refreshing, a real kick of a taste of Spain.

croquetas de choco en su tinta- squid ink croqueta with cuttlefish. i just can't live without deep fried goodies. mmhm.

pollo escabache al miguel - spiced chicken escabache tapa on crisp crouton. this is no ordinary chicken and mayo, people.

cordero al chilindron - pyrenees wet roast lamb breast with fino and paprika sauce. THE BOMB.
We then moved on with these tapas selection and none of them dissapoints. Makes me drool just by remembering how good it is. Mmm.

bistec tartar de wagyu - spicy steak tartare of raw, grass-fed wagyu beef. eating raw beef has never crossed my mind but this baby changed my life forever. literally.

carrillera de buey- slowly braised beef cheek in pedro ximenez on cauliflower puree
Next, we ate the steak tartare and the beef cheek as mains. More than enough to share for three, filled our tummies up to the brim which is a great, pleasant surprise since I originally thought just eating tapas won't be enough. And not forgetting to mention, it is DELICIOUS. Yes, with caps.

flan con pestinos- crème caramel served with spicy sherry pastries. Spanish can do caramel pudding too, how exciting! Does remind me of the Japanese caramel pudding, though. don't judge me people, i can't help it. i'm asian.

pan con chocolate- bread and olive oil sorbet. it's description really doesn't do any justice. no ordinary log of choc, four thumbs up for the olive oil sorbet. oh come on, it's OLIVE OIL sorbet! someone just had to get excited over that. ok maybe it's just me.
And don't forget the desserts! Caramel and chocolate can never, ever go and do any wrong. Maybe just ruining the waistline on the downside. And adding the horror when stepping on the scale. Well, it's all worth it!  

red sangria. alcohol woot woot!
Slush them down with this perfect sangria, get those alcohol running to complete the experience. Walked out the place feeling like a lady of Spain, feeling like a lady in pain later on when it's time to weigh myself. Regrets always come late.

Nonetheless, great friendly atmosphere, love the idea of sharing food instead of individual portions. Such a relaxed ambiance for a so called fancy dinner. It's so refreshing to be able to laugh to your heart's content instead of having to lower down your volume and stiffened up just because the place is fancy. You know what I'm talking about.

The best part is, a branch of it is now open in Tullamarine Airport! No more suffering when flights from Melbourne gets delayed.

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