Thursday, May 31, 2007

Nasu Blanca in LoPo

I know it's been ages since I've posted, but if you've looked at Pigtown*Design, you will see that it's not been a great couple of weeks. But before things went to hell in a handcart, taking the slow road, not the super highway, Cat & Dog and I went for a happy hour event at Nasu Blanca. This new-ish restaurant is where the old Henry's used to be, on the corner of Woodall and Fort Avenue in Locust Point. It's a fusion Japanese-Mexican place which has been completely re-done from tip to tail - and it's gorgeous.
The Happy Hour is from 5:30 to 7:00, Tuesdays through Fridays and offers a selection of tapas and zensai, Spanish wines, sake, and beers. We took a look at the menu and basically ordered one of everything that was featured at the Happy Hour (it was our dinner). From the edamame with sea salt to tempuri asparagus, from mussels with chiorizo to empanadas, and a stunning tuna sashimi, everything was beautifully presented, well-explained and delicious.
Of course, since Cat is a pastry chef, we had to try the desserts, which were also beautiful and very tasty. Cat got a roughly-shaped apple tart with icecream, I got a molten chocolate cake with green tea and a sesame tuile, and Dog got the creme brulee with berries.
We went to Nasu Blanca on a weeknight, and it was very quiet because we had the second floor to ourselves, but other friends went on the weekend and said that it was very noisy. So that would be my recommendation - happy hour during the week.


Anonymous said...

went there again last night
still fabulous

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Baltimore Snacker said...

I heard about this place on WYPR (they were talking it up during station breaks). I should head out there.

diningdish said...

From one food blogger to another it is great to see more emerging from Baltimore.

I hope you have an opportunity to visit my blog.

I really liked Nasu when I was there. Please reach out since there is no email address here.

Best regards,

Dara (aka Dining Dish)

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kim said...

just a quick correction - its actually japanese and spanish (not mexican) cuisine.

they have a great happy hour 5:30-7 and the kobe beef is worth the splurge. enjoy!