I'm actually super glad that my other food based project is healthy, fresh food based, or I think I'd treble in size. That's what it's all about though, isn't it - a nice meal here, a salad there; a cocktail now, a workout later.....
I'm very lucky in that I'm getting to try a huge and delicious range of foods though, and often in the nicest company. I wrote about my visit to Cabana Islington for wine tasting last week, and now I'm going to review Cabana Brixton, where I shared a lovely meal with Milly, Katy, Erica & Ashleigh.
The amount of delicious spherical foods on offer was astounding. The main drink of the evening was a refreshing caipirinha (£6.95), but we also requested some of the delicious Miolo wine we had enjoyed during our previous visit to the brand.
How lucky am I to get to spend so much time with such lovelies?
Over wine, cocktails, and delicious guacamole (£3.95 for guacamole and bottomless chips? Perfection) we had a lovely catch up on all our goings on.
Once we had chatted for a wee while, Ashleigh and Katy popped over the road to take a few fashion shots for an upcoming post. As is always the way with photos, this took a little while and the food arrived to our table before they returned. Like the good food bloggers we are we didn't eat any before we'd all had a chance to take pictures! We did harrass them via snapchat while we waited, of course...
We were utterly spoiled, getting to try lots of different starters. I loved the cheesy baked dough balls (£3.95) and the piping-hot, scrumptious spicy malagueta chicken doughnuts (£5.45), but I think my favourite of all was the crispy Lula squid (£5.95) - the fish was cooked perfectly and the spicy mayo on the side made for a perfect dipping sauce!
The cocktails flowed as the evening eased into night.
And many a flatlay snap was taken!
The mains were various grilled meats, served up on skewers which are then presented on a platter. All of the meat was well done, but the spicy malagueta chicken (£12.95) was in a league of its own - succellent and tender. I'd enjoyed it at our Islington foray and it did not disappoint on a second try!
We had various yummy sides with our main; my favourites were the sweet potato fries (£3.95), because I love them, and the wonderful quinoa, avocado and squash salad (£5.45), fresh and tasty with a lovely citrusy tang in the dressing!
To close we took it easy on the puddings, but we did manage a few of the chocolate raindrop doughnuts (£5.95).
All in all it was a lovely visit. The restaurant in Brixton is big and roomy and everyone seemed to be having a lovely time - especially one family who were on fire, comedy wise. At one point we almost requested to join their table, they were having such fun! I'd really recommend Cabana for a fun meal, full of tasty food and Brazilian flair. I'm looking forward to heading back soon!
Disclaimer, because I love them: I was invited to go along to Cabana to review the new menus and to visit the Brixton branch. All opinions, ridiculous tweets and love of spherical foodstuffs are my own.