November 19, 2011
I’ve had some really great dining experiences over the past week, so of course I had to share them with you! First let me bring to you one of the coolest spots I’ve been to in Delray: Dada. The restaurant is set in a building that looks like it was once someone’s home, and the way it’s decorated is just awesome. The inside is very modern and artsy, with lots of sitting areas reminiscent of a living room or den area in a house. There’s a stocked bar inside where they make their famous mojitos, which made me very happy because mojitos are one of my favorite cocktails. The mojito menu has at least 10 different kinds you can choose from. I opted for the Blackberry Mojito, made with fresh fruit and was garnished with an actual stick of sugar cane. It was delicious! So light and refreshing; exactly the taste you want from this type of drink. There is a beautiful outside seating area where I highly recommend you enjoy your dinner. Weather permitting, of course. Sitting outside felt like we were in our own backyard having a nighttime picnic. The wooden table and chairs, the woodsy lawn adorned with lights, the brisk air – it’s a great atmosphere for dining with friends or a date. I was very thankful to my cousin Leah and her best friend Beth for introducing me to this awesome restaurant. I’m so obsessed with how cute it is there that I haven’t even touched on our food yet! When the waiter read us their nightly specials, I was immediately locked on the Ginger and Carrot Soup. I got that and the Dada Garden Salad, which was your basic garden salad with a delicious herb tahini dressing. Beth got a great starter dish, the Mediterranean Plate. It came with a tomato red onion salad, cucumber salad, grape leaves, grilled pita and hummus and tabbouleh for dipping. This is a good choice for someone with an appetite, but doesn’t want something off the entree menu. I tried some of the hummus and it was very good! Leah got the Butternut Squash Ravioli. The ravioli was cooked in a thyme cream and served with asparagus, fresh vine ripe tomatoes and artichoke hearts. It was a beautiful dish and not too big like some restaurant entrees. Silly me, I forgot to take pictures of our food so unfortunately I don’t have any to accompany this post. Next time, and there will be a next time, I will definitely snap a few shots. Dada is in Delray Beach on Swinton Ave. If you haven’t already been, this should definitely be on your radar for your next night out. I can’t wait to go back!