My husband & I were in Philly on Jan.1 for the Mummer's parade. We decided to dine at Amada's , a tapas restaurant, on recommendations from friends. We ordered for each of us the $65 Chef's Tasting Menu for our table ( we would have preferred if one of us had it and the other order a la carte but it HAD to be for the table ). We had 11 courses which started with a cheese course( strange ) and stranger still, the 3 cheeses came with 3 sauces that really didn't quite go well with the excellent goat cheese and the manchego- I mean - what's the point? These were followed by Spanish anchovies, spinach salad with Serrano ham (which could have used a bit of vinegar in the dressing but otherwise very good), ham croquettes, grilled Spanish octupus, artichoke/mushroom/black truffle and cheese flatbread (delicious!),extra large-grilled (heads on) shrimp (superb!), a large portion of grilled steak, broiled cauliflower that came with a poached egg, and finally, a pair of grilled lobster tails.
We definitely enjoyed our dinner! For the most part, all the dishes was executed superbly!
The restaurant was full but remarkably, the noise level was pleasantly at a minimum. Overall, it was an enjoyable gastronomical experience in a restaurant with a classy atmosphere .
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