When it comes to eating out I like different or cultural themed places. Being a student involves a lot of pub lunches which was starting to become a bit of a drag.
I was so excited when I received an email from Las Iguanas Nottingham inviting me along to their VIP event to try their new menu, finally somewhere different!
Las Iguanas is a restaurant chain that serves Latin American cuisine. I briefly visited the Derby site whilst I was at university but that was a couple of years ago and I hadn’t really been since.
The place was bursting with energy when I arrived last Wednesday taking Jay along as my plus one. There were a lot of tables already filled up and they even had dancers walking around the place, top points for effort.
Choosing a cocktail was a difficult task, there were just so many! I eventually decided on one of their new cocktails, It Takes Two: Absolut vodka, peach, elderflower, cranberry, lime and served in the most adorable cup.
Their cocktails are 2-4-1 all day every day as well so I will definitely be making a few more trips for that.
Deciding what to eat was much harder, I never realised how extensive their menu is. They have dishes from all over the place and they have some great vegetarian choices to, there was something for everyone.
I was struggling to choose between the Cauliflower and Corn Quinotto and the Moqueca De Palmitos, in the end I went for the Moqueca De Palmitos. It was a butternut squash and spinach coconut creamy curry with charred red peppers and garlic, served with spring onion rice and sweet plantain.
Whilst we waited for our food to arrive we had a quick cocktail master class and made a Caipirinha, a slightly strong but sweet cocktail.
I was so excited when the food finally arrived, I love trying new dishes so much.
The food was full of flavour and just the right portion size. I’d never tried plantain before, it’s a sweet banana (I think) that definitely complimented the dish. It came with coconut forafa to sprinkle over the food as well which added another sweet kick.
For dessert I went for churros, my all time favourite! I chose a dulce de leche sauce to accompany it, a perfect ending to this delicious meal.
I had time for one final cocktail before I said goodnight so I opted for an espresso martini aka the best cocktail ever, and Las Iguanas made it to perfection.
I had to leave soon after this as my bus was leaving.
Thank you Las Iguanas for inviting me! The food was yummy, the atmosphere was animated and the staff were so friendly.
I will definitely be returning again soon.