Dinner at Las Flores was mine and JodiesDaddy’s Valentine’s dinner date. Actually, if you want to be technical about it, it wasn’t really a date, “date”-night because we were with friends and it was a day before Valentine’s day. But it really doesn’t matter, does it?
It was our first time in Las Flores, so we relied on the servers suggestions for our meal.
We started out with Gambas Al Ajillo (not shown) and Trio de Chorizos. The chorizos were heavenly. If I were eating this at home, I would have put in some steamed white rice in the chorizo oil to wipe it out. So good, but also very expensive (Php635.00).
For our main dish, we decided on 2 Paella dishes. A Paella Negra (Php675.00) and Paella de Cochinillo (Php1095.00). To be honest, I was fooled by the paella. When they placed the paella in front of us, I was amazed at how big it was, but lo and behold, the dish may have been “wide” but there was only a thin layer of rice. Oh well. At least it tasted good! The Paella Negra had a different twist as it was served with bonito flakes! The Paella de Cochinillo was something different as I’ve never had cochinillo (suckling pig) on a paella before. If only there were more pieces of cochinillo haha
When I think about it given that the prices at Las Flores is slightly higher than the more known Spanish restaurants (which more or less serve the same kind of food) there was nothing that made Las Flores stand out for me (sorry). Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t mind going back — if someone treated me! haha