I came to know about Esquina online via the food blogging community. It is opened by Michelin Star Chef Jason Atherton who was Gordon Ramsay’s protégé.
You should get seats inside so you can see the chefs in action. That’s the head chef, Andrew Walsh, who was a former Pollen Street Social executive sous chef for Jason Atherton.
For starters, we had the Iberico Bellota.
Spanish Breakfast – Slow-cooked egg, bravas sauce, potato & crispy iberico. This was so good! It’s one egg dish I wouldn’t mind paying $18 for.
Roast lamb rump, black olive polenta, baby romaine, anchovy chimichurri. I’m not a huge fan of lamb but this was so tender and juicy, I could definitely finish it on my own.
Honey wings with granola, oats and truffled milk. This dish was a chef’s special. I decided to order it because I was curious and intrigued about the combination. It really surprised me because it tasted really unique (in a good way).
If you order desserts, there will be a complimentary Sangria sorbet to wash your palette.
Chocolate tea ice cream, sponge sacher, pickled blackberries, hazelnut praline to end our meal.
I really enjoyed the food at Esquina and will definitely go back for more.
Note: Esquina does not take reservations so be there early for the first seating!