Meandering through the city with longtime friends, we stumbled into Officina Latina by accident on a Monday night. It couldn't have been more perfect. Jesus, our server, was charming and attentive. The wine list was delightful, and the food was well-executed with a menu extensive enough to provide options for pretty much anyone.
My friend and I explained that we were celebrating 21 years of friendship, and Jesus decided to throw our friendship a "birthday party", bringing it a dessert and a beautiful shot preparation of Santa Teresa rum, with orange slices for dipping in powdered coffee beans, brown sugar, and cinnamon. It was a sweet and spicy finish to a really memorable night. I dine out frequently, and I'm lucky to do it all over the world. I will remember this as one of my favorite meals of all time.