For New Years Eve, I wanted to share some time with my mum and my sister, while doing something calmed and relaxed. So instead of going out partying, we went for dinner at La Mina Steak & Lobster (which is located at the JW Marriott Bogota hotel), one of my mum's favourite restaurants in Bogota.
The menu consisted of six dishes, all of which were absolutely delicious.
We started with crunchy crab claws with a thai peanut sphere over smoked panka hot pepper.
Then we had a foie gras terrine, with bagel crunch, lychee foam, and balsamic syrup.
We moved into a warm prawn ceviche with sweet potato and manchego cheese dauphin.
By this moment, we were ready to cut all the flavour out with a red fruits and ciroc vodka sherbet.
Have I mentioned there was a saxophonist playing live all the time?
Our main dish consisted of two parts: salmon with osceta prestige caviar over cilantro mashed potatoes and red wine vinaigrette, and Surf and Turf (i.e. steak with green pepper sauce and garlic stone crab), with potatoes stuffed with corn.
I chose to drink some Chardonnay with my supper, which was absolutely perfect! I think this might be my favourite type of white wine!
Finally, for dessert, we had a pistacchio crème brulée––which was my favourite––a chocolate cake and some sort of grape flan with ice cream. I must admit that this was probably my least favourite part of dinner, in part because I was full by the end of my main dish, but also partly because I didn't understand the flavour of the flan.
Naturally, with all that food, we needed to have some herbal tea to help our digestion.
At this point, we had already spent around three hours eating, and we finished just in time to cheer the New Year. We drank some champagne and saw the fireworks in the hotel's terrace...
...Just before going back home to sleep happily, with our bellies full––until yesterday around 2pm!
Oh, and my mum and my sister wish you all a Happy New Year!