And sometimes we fork up the cash to have someone else cook for us and that someone is usually Chef Mark Giffin at Coastal Cafe. Living mere minutes from Coastal is rather torturous for me so when Brent suggested we try the new Winter menu as a sort of celebration for being accepted into the Self Employment Benefits Program (more to come on that soon!), I was thrilled. Even though I have some favorites I hope to see again (like the Durty South), I can't help but want to try everything on Coastal's seasonal menus.With loads to choose from (there's even a dish called the Hot Mess!), I settled on the Los Huevos Vaqueros, poached eggs, chimichurri steak, refritos, and quesco fresco chorizo arepas. Funny enough, I actually knew what all these were. For the most part the dish was wonderful; garlicky, spicy, and tender beef (of which there was plenty), creamy refried black beans, a touch of sour cream, perfectly poached eggs. However, I found the arepas, a cake made of cornmeal, a little bland despite the chorizo and quesco fresco, a Mexican cheese akin to feta which I unfortunately couldn't taste. Had the cheese been more pronounced perhaps I would have enjoyed the arepas more or perhaps I am just not that into cornmeal. Regardless, I ate every last bite!
|Los Huevos Vaqueros|
|Les Oeufs Hiver|
Check the new Winter menu here.