We were invited by Matt and Marcela to join them at an el PÚBLICO test dinner. Friends with foodie leverage, humour and appetite. My kind of people. Alex, Paul and the whole el PÚBLICO crew were very welcoming. You already get that comforting feeling that the right people are in place to have it running like clockwork. So pleasing to see James Connolly back behind the bar on Beaufort Street. It is always great to get the whole story from venue owners upon you first visit. It makes the venue personable and makes you want to just spread kind words. This investment within all your potential clientele is so important and the guys do it well. Not that they will ever be short on clientele with Cantina 663 and Greenhouse prime examples of being the finest operators.

We are all very good eaters and when I say that I mean when they told us to order EVERYTHING from the menu and report back. Well we did. BEST dinner ever. We had so much fun and we laughed more than we ate.

Spanish "gordita" ~ little chubby girl, me


slow cooked pork belly piloncilo chili oaxacan chocolate - JOY I cannot recall what the two middle dishes ... can anyone help? 20120422-121338.jpg

pan fried fish chileatole home brewed soda ginger and pink grapefruit YUM Sam's hot sauce DANGER tomatoes smoked avocado tortilla radish arroz local prawn mussel organic epazote achiote


tequila flights with sangrita "tequilla slammer" lolly nicuatole mouse wedding cookies cafe de oila nieves cajeta flan banana peanut butter icecream paleta avocado paleta avocado and chocolate - served in steal-able glasses (don't worry I didnt)