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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Gabbi's Quick Stops #7 and 8 & New Desserts #2

Made a couple visits to Gabbi's (not "Gabby's," "Gaby's," "Gabbie's," "Gabriella's," or "Gabi's") Mexican Kitchen this week to try out their new desserts and to just generally enjoy their food. It's not hard to see why they are continuing to garner awards and attention from far and wide. The new desserts (the sorbet terrine and the postres surtidos) were similar to but not exactly what I'd heard they might be.

First Visit

Almost two years later and still no sign
Sorbet Terrine


"Mango, guava, and tropical fruit sorbets in a guava coulis"

Second Visit

On the second visit this week I met up at Gabbi's with my mother, brother, and nephew. We had exceptional natural lighting at our table so I took advantage of it by taking pictures of all our dishes (well, I didn't photograph the chicken fingers but even those looked good). We all shared the Queso Fundido con Chorizo as an appetizer. Mom got the shrimp salad which she said is the best she's ever had. Dave went all out and got the enormous Parrillada Mixta, which was very impressive. Dave had never been before but kept commenting during the whole meal how good everything was. I got the mahi mahi tacos which were on special for the day, and Scottie got the chicken fingers (not pictured) from the kids menu.

Queso Fundido con Chorizo
Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos

Grilled Shrimp Salad
"Grilled Shrimp in a citrus lime mojo, jicama, cotija cheese, avocado, pine-nuts, Hawaiian papayas, cilantro, romaine & mixed greens tossed with a tamarindo dressing."
Parrillada Mixta
"Grilled platter of arrachera, Portuguese chorizo, chicken en achoite, tri-color peppers, cebollita & handmade tortillas"
Postres Surtidos
"Vanilla bean flan, berry tres leches cake & Banana fried ice-cream"

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Anonymous said...

They always do a really good job on presentation over there. My wife and I have gone there a couple times (since we live just down the street). Have you heard the story about their sign?

ChristianZ said...

Yeah, I think I might have mentioned the story in another entry. Basically the first time I went (exactly one week after they opened) I took a picture of the front and in my entry I said something like, "There's no sign out front so look for the place that looks like this."

I went back about a month later and there was still no sign and I asked Ed about it and he said, "Well, people have seen the picture on your blog of what our storefront looks like and they turn it into kind of a treasure hunt trying to find the place they've seen a picture of without the benefit of a sign." I think Gabbi told me another time that since business was doing so well they didn't want to possibly ruin it by putting up a sign.

It does add a little mystique and judging from the amount of customers I see there whenever I'm there they may not need a sign.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah I agree with you about the mystique. That was one of the reasons why we went their the first time. We would always pass by and were surprised how some restaurant with no name was doing so well so quickly.

ChristianZ said...

Cool. Let me know if you try out any of the new stuff.