To be honest, we couldn't wait to come back here. When you have as good as an experience as we had on our first visit to this establishment, you can only hope it wasn't a fluke, especially since we've talked it up to everyone who asks us, "What's the best place you've been to lately?". We are happy to report that it is NOT a fluke--Tango is still amazing!
We took Tom's cousin Alicia and her husband Mike along with us, since they enjoy creative dining as much as we do! The expandable towelettes started our experience as it did last time (kitchy, yes--but still awesome). Garlic bread with maple butter was brought over to us--an interesting contrast in flavors that worked, surprisingly. We started with the calamari appetizer that we loved on our last visit--unfortunately it had too much of the vinegar-based sauce, making the calamari soggy (I know we wished for more sauce last time, but there has got to be a better balance!).
On to our entees! With brand new menu selections in place, no specials were offered tonight but no matter to us--great meals all around! Mike had the Seared Ahi Tuna, which was beautifully plated, looked as if it was cooked perfectly to his liking and must have been good since it was devoured! Alicia had the Eggplant Involtini--nice portion size and she enjoyed this as well. Tom had the Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi with a creamy wild mushroom and smoked gouda sauce with fried leeks--he was a huge fan of this dish, I wish I had tried it! I had the Cornflake Chicken with loaded mashed potatoes, braised kale, and with a side of orange BBQ sauce--everyone at the table had to have a bite of this dish because it was amazing! The orange BBQ sauce was so different, yet worked so well and the loaded mashed had so much bacon in it, I was amazed!
We couldn't end things without having dessert--Tom and Mike shared a banana and nutella croissant while Alicia and I shared a chocolate chip cookie dough "sandwich" that came with a side of cinnamon sugar dusted sweet potato fries--yeah, that's what we thought too. The fries, while we appreciated the attempt, definitely did not go with the cookie dough sandwich at all--if they want to keep those as a "dessert" option, it should be separate, not with something else. Also, how could I forget the "aromatherapy" course? My favorite part of the night--we all loved this!
Overall, yet another great meal out with Alicia and Mike! Can't wait to do it again!