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Friday at FINO

October 10, 2009

So I lost my camera on Friday night. Thankfully, I found it tonight, wedged between the passenger seat of the car and the door! Thank goodness, because me without camera = sadness.

We ate at FINO on Friday night, and stayed until they kicked us out, having drinks and chatting with Rachel and the lovely FINO staff. Here’s a look at our evening, from my trusty iPhone:

Bill’s drink special: Balcones Flip. Made with Balcones Rumble (distilled from honey, figs and sugar in Waco), allspice dram, lime, bitters and a whole farm egg. So delicious.

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Justin’s drink of choice: Vieux Carre, made with Rittenhouse Rye, Pierre Ferrand Ambre, sweet vermouth, benedectine & bitters.

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A little gift from the kitchen: crostini with beet tzatziki… perfectly beety and delicous… and such a wonderful color!

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Fried anchovy-stuffed olives (of course).

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Tapas special for the night: polenta croquettes with piquillo peppers and a caper aioli. This reminded me of suppli, as the polenta was soft and creamy on the inside.

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Chorizo, Leek & Petit Basque Coca with fried egg (my favorite).

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Soup special: an amazing seafood bisque… I can’t remember what was in it now, but it was amazing.

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Ginger-apricot daquiri.

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Dessert: Vanilla mousse tart with morello cherries and a cherry-rose water sorbet… yum.

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The Manzanal: Laird’s Straight, Nux walnut liqueur, maple, golden raisin & bitters. So perfect for a chilly fall night.

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Another perfect night at FINO. :)

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2 Discussion to this post
  1. The Basque flatbread looks killer! Honestly, the beet amuse doesn’t look all that tasty, but I’ll take your word for it.

    Why are Bill’s drinks so freaking fantastic?

  2. Liz C. says:

    What a dizzying array of delectable dishes! We’ve always shied away from Uchi for fear we wouldn’t like it, but I’m totally over that now. Next trip, we dine at Uchi.

    Thanks for the wonderful review & great pictures.

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