Albeit late, Next Tapas is one of my favorite menu at Next Restaurant. This was a summer menu. But due to school, I wasn't able to post these in time. But below are the pics.
Cocas - Flatbread
(top) Cocas de Anchoas y Aceitunas - anchovies, red pepper and Olives
(mid) Cocas de Guisantes y Chorizo - Peas & Sausage
(bot) Cocas de Hongos y cebolla - Mushrooms & White beans
We started off the night with 3 flatbread. They are all fairly good. However, the anchovy definitely is the clear winner for me as it reminds me of the Mediterranean the most. The fish and the olives really give the bread a brightness that starts you off the night right
Mejillones enlatados - Canned Mussels Pulpo Y Berenjena - Octopus and Eggplant puree
One of the coolest dish of the night. The octopus and is perfectly cooked and paired well with eggplant foam. The canned mussels is definitely the star as it brings in a touch of citrus along with the mussel flavor.
Cebollas a la parrilla - Grilled spanish onion
Cerdo y Romesco - Pork Belly and Romesco
The taste of this dish supersede its look. The pork belly is extremely tender, buttery and goes really well with charred bread. I actually love the Romesco sauce as it carries a creamy but nutty flavor with it.
Yema de huevo frito - Fried Egg Yolk, anchovies, pepper
One of my other favorite of the night. The fried egg yolk is airy, light which provides a nice crispy to pair with the fresh anchovy and pepper. Reminds a little bit of the flatbread but I like the crunch of the fried egg yolk more.
Aceitunas de albert adria - Sphered Olives
How can it be a Tapas without some spheres! Here we have an olives sphere. Oh yeah, it sure did taste like olive and I like the popping sensation from the spheres.
Brandada crujiente - salty cod puree with cod crisp
The cod chip takes fish and chip to a whole new level. The chip is actually skin fried and has a nice cod flavor. The cod puree is the star. It's briny, salty but not too rich.
datiles con jerez y chocolate - Sherry & Chocolate "dates"
pomelo quemado y pinones - burned grapefruit and pineput
We had two sweets back to back so our taste buds won't get stagnant. The chocolate meringue definitely throw my taste buds off. The coco nip that goes with it definitely makes me want a bit more (but I'm a sucker for coco nip). The second sweet is the grapefruit fruit jelly which goes well with the meringue.
Esparragos y sepia - Asparagus and Sepia (cuttlefish)
Un plato de jamon iberico de bellota - Bellota's Iberico Ham
Best ham in the world. Buttery, light and mild saltiness. I can eat these all day!
patatas bravas - fried potato and red pepper sauce
Chuleton tortilla - egg tortilla, ribeye steak
One of my favorite dish this evening and I did go back to Next Patio for many of these. The egg tortilla is out of this world. It's light, fluffy and eggy. It's just the best kind of egg you can have. The steak that goes along with it is flavorful. However, the star is definitely the egg.
gambas con fresas y habas - shrimp with passionfruit, fafa beans flavor ice cream
This is an awesome dish because you would think you're eating a shrimp, but it's actually passionfruit jelly in there, along with the fafa bean ice cream, this dish is just delicious.
caramelo de aceite de oliva - olive oil candy
We actually had to find our little candy. This is an olive oil candy. It may look like chocolate, but it's just olive oil. Pretty fun to eat actually as the olive oil flavor starts to come out as you eat it.
Torta de queso fartons - farton's style cheesecake
Another one of the best dishes of the night. The cheesecake is phenomenal. It's soft, fluffy, light and you can just keep eating it till you drop. I did get quite a bit of these when they offered it at Next Patio.
chocolate con arandanos y avellana - blueberry, chocolate hazelnut
I really do like this dish as the chocolate hazelnut wraps up the night so well. It's a good light, hazelnut chocolate that goes with some berries and a little crunch. The hazelnut chocolate is actually not too sweet, which makes this dish a good ending to this entire night.
Next Tapas is definitely one of my favorites of all the Next meals I've been. It's creative, fun and memorable. I definitely would love to have some of these dishes again and I did do so at the Next Patio during the summer. But this full meal will forever be ingrained in my memory as one of the funnest tapas meal.