THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT THOSE CHILLY EVENINGS WHEN ICY BREEZES BLAST OUT ACROSS THE MERSEY AND WHIP AROUND THE ALBERT DOCK THAT CALLS FOR SHELTER, WARM COSY SURROUNDINGS AND THE BEST OF COMFORT FOOD.
On just such an evening we (His & Hers magazine editor Emma wanted to share the pleasure) made our way to Las Iguanas, on the Café Terrace, Liverpool ONE. Perhaps it’s the Latin atmosphere, but our spirits soared as we entered a hot zone, and were warmly welcomed by Alex and Emily (the staff who looked after us).
Alex gave us an overview of what the restaurant had to offer, and he recommended a mango and pecan salad, which turned out to be something worth making a fuss about: the candied pecan, balsamic dressing, spinach and rocket with avocado or goat’s cheese is a glorious mix, and might be addictive. Just thinking about it makes me want to go back.
My main was Bahia Moqueca: creamy coconut curry with peppers, garlic, sweet plantain, white fish and peeled prawns, that tasted as good as it sounds, and was a very generous portion indeed. A fine blending of flavours, no one ingredient overwhelmed or dominated, it’s a subtle well balanced curry and I loved the fish, and there is a vegetarian version with squash, palm hearts and spinach. Emma chose Chicken Fajitas, cooked in coriander, lime, paprika and cumin, served up with a soured cream sauce,which she heartily recommends.
The bread and olives (sides) wholemeal and ciabatta breads and Peruvian olives were ridiculously tasty. It was a totally relaxing and fun evening: exactly what was needed on the night. Las Iguanas offer a gluten free menu, which is useful to know. We recommend you take a look.
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