Dinner that night was as special if not more. We sort of stumbled upon it as we debated at 7pm after seeing a movie what we would do for dinner. We were driving back to JP to bring my good friend Topher home when he suggested this restaurant called Tres Gatos that was recommended by his coworkers. I hadn’t heard anything about this place but had walked by it before.
We walked into a small intimate restaurant with a bar and a few small tables. Looking at the menu, we realized it was a tapas restaurant. We were seated at a large table in the back where they could fit multiple small parties together. The table looked into the kitchen and further back from the kitchen was a book and music store. Only in JP. Our waitress was awesome and went through the entire menu with us, telling us which dishes were her favorites and which were most popular.
We started out with Aceitunas Aliñadas: warm marinated arbequina, cerignola, gaeta olives
Some of the tapas we tried…
Tortilla Espanola: Yukon gold potatoes, farm-fresh eggs, pimentón aioli
P.E.I. Mussels: spicy chorizo, sherry fino, garlic
Patatas Bravas: crispy Yukon gold potatoes, aioli, salsa bravas
Mustard green and mizuna salad, with EVOO poached tuna, shaved fennel, caper dressing, and pepitas
Since it was my birthday (and our waitress was awesome I might add again) we tried some complimentary chocolate Marcona almonds for dessert that were delicious.
The food at Tres Gatos was so authentic and unique, I definitely want to venture there again in the near future.
Overall, it was the perfect indulgent birthday weekend. And really, should birthdays be anything less?
Peace, love, and food,