Went out on Saturday to celebrate my apprentice's birthday (a bit early since her birthday is on the 19th). She made reservations at Chino Latino, which I have never been to before. The decor was very opulant, quite trendy, and very stylish. The company was wonderful! Filled with laughter and much merriment. The food? Well I ate an early dinner so I was simply planning to get an appetizer and a dessert. The average price for an appetizer was $11 and every dessert involved either exploding chocolate in some form or bannanas. I chose to stay with my mojito and a cup of coffee; with tax and tip my bill came to $17. I had a lot of fun with my friends (when I could hear them over the music) but there was nothing about the place that I could/ would recommend to anyone. It's really overhyped.
After settling the bill I proposed we walk to Zeno Cafe, which is a dessert, coffee, wine bar less than a block away. That was a lovely place! I ordered a White Chocolate/ Raspberry/ New York Cheesecake and a french press of Zeno signature coffee. It was fantastic! Now I want to go back and eat the giant wedge of chocolate cake that Gabe ordered. I probably would expire on the spot from the sugar load, but man would it be worth it.
I got home around 2 am. It was a grand evening filled with new experiences.