Comer er Ortiga .... Eat at Ortiga ...
Early 2010 a Spanish restaurant opened in Brisbane, located beside a traffic light at a T junction. With a nice looking tapas bar on top and a modern restaurant down below.
Coming up along the street one could get a sneak inside the kitchen from the outside window. I was one of them, I used to pass this restaurant every fortnight... getting stuck at the traffic light, I used to stare inside observing how the chefs prepare for their dinner service... wondering what it would be like to cook in a kitchen like that, so shiny, so modern so... Peeepppp!!! getting horned at and snapped back to reality.
The chances of me cooking there is probably pretty slim , but I thought it may be easier to eat there... Yoshi's birthday came and I thought it would be a great place to take her...so the booking was made and we arrived. We waited in the bar for a while and got ushered to our seats downstairs. The menu had a nice variety of tapas but we knew what we wanted, we wanted the lamb shoulder...slow cooked... and fried at the end for a crispy texture.
Whilst waiting we got some croquettes (deep fried creamy mash potatoes); a few bites later the lamb shoulder came. POW! the waiter arrives and placed the big pile of meat on the table... craves it with the littlest of energy; as it was so tender it the meat almost falls off the bone from gravity. Served with baked potatoes and lemon curd... this was one awesome piece of lamb... crispy on the outside, soft tender and yet still so juicy.
At the end of the meal, we both couldn't walk; my arteries was full of lamb after that night ... but definitely worth it. What a meal...
Where:446 Brunswick St. Fortitute Valley QLD
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