Monday, June 16, 2008

Hungry kitty.


Yum-o-rama! We ate at The Hungry Cat on Saturday and just had the best time. I started with a cocktail called the Echo Park something or other and it was so good. Filled with chunks of macerated mango, cucumber and mint and a dash of chili powder which made it spicy and delicious. It was like eating a spicy thai salad only you could drink it. I am dying to go back just for cocktail (Jill, tomorrow night? :)

However, it was tough to eat it with the food, it overpowered everything. So I switched up to Domaine de Tours, Vin de Pays de Vaucluse, 2005. Same makers of Rayas and Fonsalette for those of you who care! It is straight forward Grenache from the Southern France - lots of those chemical / bugspray aromas and grapefruit rind underscored by strawberry jam that I really go bonkers for in the Rhone Valley. $9 a glass. 

This is our uber-friendly server Mack, you can ask for him by name!

7 comments:

Jill said...

Any chance we can have drinks tomorrow night? I'm playing babysitter this evening with my brother-in-law...

Amy said...

aoc on Tuesdays :(

I wrote the blog yesterday - which is why it references tomorrow night - I can't keep things straight!

Haydn said...

Can you recommend a bottle of wine from the Hungry Cat that I can enjoy during the Crab Fest this Sunday night?

Amy said...

Ah!! Crab Fest! I will be out of town!!

It looks like they have a really nice inexpensive rose from provence, 07 dom. de brigue $8 a glass, $31 a bottle. For white I think 05 quinta do feital alvarinho “dorado” vinho verde, portugal for $48 a bottle would be nice too! For red, the Dm. de Tours for by the glass or genuine risk, Cabernet, made by yours truly :) if you want a red by the bottle!

Haydn said...

Thanks a bunch!! Hope to see you in person soon.

Immanuel Can't said...

Cabernet & crab? Reminds me of the last time I snogged your granny.

Amy said...

And I thought the stains on her sheets were from cocktail sauce...