Complimentary Bread + Joselito Jamon Iberico & Mahon Cheese Croquetta, 3.50AUD each + Harvey Bay Scallop W Pilpil & Migas, 4AUD
Añada is a Southern Spanish restaurant along Gertrude Street at Fitzroy. The place exudes romanticism and sophistication. The quality of the food on the other hand left us on different levels of the spectrum, some were great, some were not.
The croquettes were perhaps one of the best dishes for the night. We had high expectations after trying the croquette as it was absolutely delicious and oozing with warm melted cheese. An easy dish to make and an absolute heartwarmer. The scallops came to the table still attached to the shell and were a nice starter to have.
Confit Pork Belly W Syrian Lentils & Chicharrones, 23AUD
The Pork Belly was juicy and succulent with every bite. The bed of lentils balance the salty pork flavour and it was really nice and delicious. The pork crackling also crackles nicely in the mouth.
Crispy Skin Snapper W Escabeche & Fennel, 23AUD
This is the most unsatisfying dish we had on the table. The fish was ridiculously tiny and its over salted, I mean grievously salty. On second thought we should have asked the chef to taste the snapper himself and give us a comment on it. It was seriously underwhelming.
Arroz Negro Paella, Calamari, Prawns, Mussels, Trevally & Ink, 36AUD
I did not try the squid ink paella because I don’t do squid ink. Jan claimed that it was decent but they could definitely improve on the flavour. The moisture also seemed to be sucked out from the cooking.
Thankfully we ended on a good note with churros, served with dark sauce on the side.
If I am going all out to be in a pretty fancy restaurant, I just wish the quality of food could be on par with what I am paying for. This is a restaurant I would never go back in a long long time, or ever.