This is a wonderful restaurant. I loved every detail!!!
The name of the restaurant is a play on the term arepa, which is like a bread made of corn flour, very typical of Venezuela and Colombia, and a phrase that means “what shall I do to make you fall in love with me”, all the words united in a single word. (Que haré para enamorarte).
The restaurant is like a typical paisa little house, with a wood burning oven and a “parrilla” (a barbecue grill), and an open traditional kitchen.
We tried several dishes (but we really would have liked to try them all!!).
The menu is like culinary poetry.
As appetizers we ordered the Parentela de Empanadas (assorted fried turnovers), Chicharrón Carrillero (fried pork skin) Patacones de Plátano Verde (twice fried green plantain) y Albondiguitas con Exigencias del Señor Obispo (little meatballs as requested by the Bishop).
For main course we had Carnita Asada de Mister Adams, which included a spectacular piece of pork, baked beans, rice with sweet plantains and corn and a tomato relish.
We also shared a Fantasia de Clorofila, which was a spectacular salad with lettuce, avocado, olives, almonds, tiny sweet peas, green beans, tomato, celery, cilantro and a beautiful vinaigrette.
For dessert we had a Pecadito Criollo con Sabor de Leña, which is a small warm chocolate cake baked in the wood burning oven with coconut ice cream.
Everything was scrumptious and the server was marvelous.
I think this is a perfect way to try elevated simple Colombian food. They say they offer “Comida Criolla de Dedo Parado”.
When a fancy lady drinks her tea, she would stick her little finger away from the cup, to show how elegant she is. This would be to drink her tea “con el dedo parado” (with her finger sticking out).
Therefore the food here is Colombian Food to be eaten with your finger sticking out.
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