Monday, February 02, 2009
Mexican Delight with Emily
A couple of weeks ago, Emily was craving for burrito. The least I could do as a friend would be to find a place for good burrito to share the joy of eating burrito with her. We checked the various reviews of Mexican restuarants in Singapore and eventually chose El Patio Mexican Restaurant and Wine Bar.
El Patio Mexican Restaurant and Wine Bar.
34 Lorong Mambong
Emily is usually only free on Thursday evenings but usually I will be occupied with lessons and lessons. When I realised that I had a Thursday evening free on 29 Jan 2009, I seized the opportunity to ask her out for dinner at El Patio.
El Patio Mexican Restaurant and Wine Bar is located just next to Cha Cha Cha Mexican Restuarant and Bar. After reading the reviews of the Mexican restuarants in Singapore, our final choice was the former. To be honest, I prefer the atmosphere and set-up of the former too.
One thing that I appreciate about the El Patio is that there is free-flow of nachos and salsa. I love the salsa. It was fresh and yummy. When we wanted refills for the nachos and salsa, our requests were promptly acceded to. The nachos were average but it was a very thoughtful gesture to have free-flow appetisers for the guests while the guests were waiting for their orders to be served. Such simple yet thoughtful gesture can easily earn a lot of compliments from me.
We ordered burrito of course. According to what I have found from Wikipedia, burrito "consists of a flour tortilla wrapped or folded around a filling". Emily told me that the burrito that we had ordered was served in a fancy way. Whatever it was, I was pleased when she told me that the burrito from El Patio were up to standards. I tried it and it was good. Yummy.
We also ordered Fajita because the waitress who served us told us that it was one of the recommended dishes to have at El Patio. I later learnt from Wikipedia that Fajita refers to grilled meatserved on a flour or corn tortilla. If I had remembered correctly, we ordered the Mexican Grilled Fajita which consists of various kinds of meat, prawns and salmon. It was served with guacamole. Guacamole was a foreign term to me until I learnt about it while having dinner with Emily at El Patio. In essence, guacamole is an avocado-based relish or dip.
For our drinks, we eventually went along with the waitress' suggestion to get ourselves margarita. Since both Emily and myself did not want alcoholic drinks, we got ourselves non-alcoholic strawberry margarita. It tasted good! I like the interesting and cute jam jars that the drink was served in.
Enjoying good food was not the sole agenda for the night. I have had a great time catching up with Emily. I felt it was ages ever since I have had a proper time to catch up with her. Here's to wish her all the best in her endeavours. May her dreams be realised!
We ended our meal with a dessert treat to Churros. It was an interesting dessert and was my first time eating it. I was enjoying the novelty that came with eating Churros.
Many thanks to Emily for her wonderful company over dinner. I wish her a fruitful and fulfilling year of 2009.
By the way, our orchestra will be performing one of Emily's compositions, About E.C.O, in our upcoming concert held on 14 Mar 2009. This work is "wholly inspired by Man’s relationship with our environment". The work infuses interactive digital media into symphonic music, and "is guaranteed to stimulate the senses and elevate the audience experience".
Emily will also be having her Senior Recital (graduation recital) on 19 Mar 2009. Do support Emily.