A buddy and I ran over to a friends and family preview night at Alma - Tristan Simon's new spot located in his previous Cuba Libre space on Henderson. Here's a quick post to give you a look:
^ Tristan and his chef, Michael Brown (previously of Red O in L.A.)
^ The Alma & Omega: Espolon Blanco Tequila, hand pressed Serrano Peppers, Cilantro, Creme of Coconut, freshly squeezed Lime Juice.
^ Anejo Bravo: Pueble Viejo Tequila, Agave Nectar, Angostura Bitters, Grapefruit Zest: ^ Brandied Horchata: Gran Duque D'Alba Spanish Brandy, Dry Sack Sherry, house made Horchata, freshly grated Canela Bark.
The menu isn't quite set - but we sampled a number of dishes. Not a bunch of description - just take a gander:
^ Chef's Salad; ^ Ceviche.
^ Shrimp and Rice.
^ Duck and frijoles refritos.
^ A real standout was the Cochinita Pibil - a Mayan-style slow-cooked achiote-marinated pit pork dish. Nice.
^ Of course, the bar scene upstairs was already rockin.
^ The fireplace upstairs.
^ The delicious Tres Leches.
This place will be a big hit - and the food is very promising - bonus!