Gregoria's Lechon AsadoA friend ordered the Lechón Asado – roasted pork marinated in herbs and spices, and served with grilled vegetables
Twenty bucks for a heaping helping of calamari, flavorful seared chicken breast and melt-in-your-mouth coconut flan seems too good to be true. But Gregoria’s Triangle Restaurant Week menu delivered on those three courses, and then some.
My friends and I chose the Cuban steakhouse as our first Triangle Restaurant Week outing both for the menu and that none of us had dined there before, which is the goal behind the culinary extravaganza. We especially enjoyed the warm service of the staff, who, with a bit of a slow kitchen, made up for the wait with their friendliness and attentiveness.
As soon as our appetizers did arrive, we excitedly tucked in. The bowlful of fried calamari could have almost been a meal in itself, and the warm, spicy tomato sauce that arrived with it was a different but delectable match – the cilantro flavor gave the calamari and extra kick.
I’m admittedly more of a chicken than steak fan, and although I butchered putting in my order of the Pollo a la Parilla, they didn’t fault me for it. The chicken was seared perfectly, and I enjoyed mixing the flavors of the yucca mash and sauce with its juicy texture. The coconut flavor was subdued, which I was grateful for - I was nervous that it might overpower the rest of the flavors.
Likewise, it was hard for me to detect the coconut flavor of the flan I ordered for dessert. But as it disappeared in just a couple minutes, it’s safe to say I was not complaining – it was a delightful finish to the meal.
Let us know which TRW restaurants you dined at yesterday, or where you’re planning on visiting later in the week, in the comments below.