I have been having a pretty weird week. The weather is getting nicer in Toronto and yet I have been feeling blah. I tried to get out of meeting up with friends for dinner tonight because my bed was calling to me. Plus I was behind one episode of Masterchef UK and I knew that John Torode would put a smile on my face. Oh yeah, I have a massive crush on that handsome Aussie. For those of you who do not watch Masterchef UK (shame on you!!!), he is one of the hosts. But alas my friends talked me into going out tonight. I whined and complained but eventually I gave in and accompanied my friends to La Carnita. And you know what made getting out of bed worthwhile? CORN!
But wait! There is more! I also ordered their coffee and it came with condensed milk for $2.50. Oh you read that right, condensed milk! I must have looked quite enamored with the condensed milk because the waitress gave me a second cup of coffee with more condensed milk after I finished the first cup on the house. Maybe that is why I am not sleepy. Caffeine + SUGAR = feeling wired.
Let’s not forget our actual dinner. We ordered tacos. Wow, these were the best tacos I have ever had, and I am hard to please. They were small, but packed with flavor and fresh ingredients. We ordered three types of tacos, In Cod We Trust made with voltron sauce, lime crema, pickled red cabbage, green apple & cilantro, Pollo Frito made with peanut mole sauce, pickled green cabbage & salsa fresca and Chorizo made with mango salsa, pickled onion, queso cotija and cilantro. They were each $4.50.
My friends ordered the “tres leches” for dessert for $6. This is not like any tres leches I have ever had, and I eat tres leches often. But my friends enjoyed it.
And I ordered a peanut butter paleta for $4, though I would have liked it better without the peanuts. It was tasty nonetheless.
So there you have it. I bailed on John for this. And it was so worth it! Though it would have been an even better evening if we had not been rushed out of the restaurant.