Casa Picasso is one of my favorite restaurants in San Pedro. They do delicious tapas, have a seriously comfortable cocktail bar and outside loungy area…really good people and good food.
But mostly, I wanted to see if the staff on owners could hold up under the tremendous pressure of Tripadvisor’s announcement. #1 ISLAND IN THE WORLD!!! Here is the article and photos from CNN this morning.
Since I was on a date with myself, I sat at the bar and the food started coming.
Two pieces of delicious lamb, olives, peppers, soft cheese…this may have been my favorite course. My pictures are seriously crap but I want to show you guys the size of the 5 courses.
Followed by my other favorite. The roasted beets with goat cheese. This is on the every day tapas menu and I’ve tasted it a few times before but the green tangerine vinegrette was extra…crisp, orange-y, delicious yesterday. Sweet beets, tart goat cheese, fresh citrus…Loved it.
Next up…so creamy creamy crab Mac N Cheese with whole grape tomatoes. Love the burst of the fresh tomatoes in there. I wanted 4 more of these little pots.
Snapper with a strawberry and green peppercorn butter (I wasn’t picturing that AT ALL but it was surprisingly tasty…just a hint of strawberry, NOT sweet and jammy, and the crunchy fruity peppercorns was really good.) The mushroom risotto? YUM.
The dessert was a chocolate cheesecake brownie with homemade raspberry ice cream and a delicious fudgey drizzle.
So…bottom line: the staff and chef stood up brilliantly under the weight of tripadvisor’s announcement, this tasting menu is WELL WORTH the money and if you are a wine person, the pairings would make for a very fun night…AND I am clearly no photographer or professional food critic.
Orange-y? Jammy? Yum? The Michelin guys are not calling me anytime soon.
BUT all that amateur-hour stuff aside, DO put Thursday night at Casa Picasso on YOUR “MUST DO” list. Both the atmosphere and the food are perfect.