|I love the entrance to the SLS|
Cleo is a Mediterranean style restaurant that serves dishes that, while tapas style, are substantial enough for a meal. The menu of mezzes, salads, and vegetables alone is so enticing that I got a little overzealous and ordered more than I probably needed to. Nonetheless, I ate it all.
The drink menu was full of such interesting drinks that the waitress had to come by three times before we made a decision (ok, maybe we were talking a bit too…) I went with the Clemintina – a drink boasting crushed basil and serrano chili. It was nice, but certainly not the star of the show. Unfortunately Shai’s drink – Melon and Mezcal – had way more serrano chili than mine (and we didn’t even notice it was there to begin with) so it was undrinkable. The staff was fantastic – first doctoring it up to make it sweeter, and when that didn’t work, they made the drink all over without the chili and without extra cost.
In fact, the entire evening the staff was impeccable. After we had signed the checks and remained at the table talking, the waitress continued to ask if we would like more water while we sat. If you think about that for a moment I bet you will realize how rarely that happens. Really, every person we encountered at the SLS was on their A game, just really nice, helpful, and attentive.
We settled on the Watermelon salad to start which was delicious. So many times in “watermelon salads” you are left wanting for it’s namesake. Not here. The watermelon was certainly the star of the show. And I really loved the candied nut brittle as a garnish for extra crunch.
We also had the potato latkes that they made gluten free for me. Nothing bad to say about those either. They were crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and the smoked lebanah was a perfect topping for them.
Shai had the Chicken Tagine. I’m not sure but he may have licked the bowl. I didn’t try the chicken but I did sample the rice and was in love with the flavor.
|Clams and Noodles|
|Jumpsuit from Urban Outfitters|
I have had the same white cork wedges since high school and have been looking for new ones for over a year. When I found these Vince Camuto wedges on sale at Saks Off 5th I was so excited. They are so versatile and comfortable. (They are no longer on the site but if you want something similar, BCBG makes a cute one too, here). Sometimes you want the height without the extra hassle of a thin heel, am I right??