Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A [Spanish] Fly on the Wall

{Too much yum in one place at Spanish Fly Gastropub}

I always want to pat myself on the back when I try a new restaurant and it is a great success. My boyfriend and I had been looking for a place in Koreatown (yes, where he lives) that fit our unique taste. Don't get me wrong, I love Taylor's Steakhouse (where ol' blue eyes used to get his martinis) and all of the Korean Barbecues scattered around, but I was really in the mood for something that was eclectic and fusion - something that was incredibly unique, and not too expensive.

Bring in Spanish Fly Gastropub, a swanky little hole in the wall tucked away on Wilshire. If I wasn't looking for it, I would have walked right past it and never paid attention.

However, this place was unreal. Not only can you get a pitcher of beer for under $20, but also you can dine on unique dishes like shrimp gambas and duck confit grilled cheese. And we did.

The flavors were so unique as the chef, who came out to our table to socialize with the nightly patrons, mixed tastes from North Africa (the Harissa-based sauce that came with our grilled cheese was unreal - Kevin smothered everything in the sauce), Asia, and classic French and Italian methods.

Unique and delicious. We are definitely going back. Let's just say that if this had been our first date, I would be incredibly impressed.

{We split the shrimp gambas and the duck confit grilled cheese - perfect meal size for two hungry Angelinos}

{The fantastic chilled sauce that came with the grilled cheese: a mix of Harissa, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other spices and textures which was slightly coarse like fresh hummus}

{Shrimp gambas served with toast - plump tomatoes, succulent shrimp and a melange of spices}

{Want a bite? One of the best grilled cheese I've had in awhile.}
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  1. Thank you Amy for the nice post.

    A bientot
    Chef Zadi of Spanish Fly Gastropub


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