Big boy's birthday@El Faro

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

we had a simple birthday celebration at El Faro! wanted to visit for quite a while already hehehe. Spanish restaurants are quite rare in Penang, i cant say it is 100% authentic but at least this was something different from what we have everyday, right? you cant just expect it was the exactly Spanish food which you had in Spain before cause its in Penang now so dont expect so much la. but for a dinner like that, i would said we're all satisfied for what we paid and what we got! at least, we enjoyed the nice wine, awesome ambience, friendly services and great accompanies!

booked the private room earlier! they have two private function rooms available, so remember to make your reservation!

Raymond, Gary and the birthday boy

sweetie Raimie and Eng Wooi, the love birds!

my baby boy with his cute cotton candy birthday cake! i know everyone will say this is an ugly cake, but its made by me so please give me some face la :'(

and for our dishes, we ordered the signature set for 8 so that we can try all the must-eat dishes!

Set for 8pax for RM399

Ham platter
five different types of ham, nicely sliced and smoked!

boquerones on watermelon topped by mint leaves! 
although its weird(for me) but its yummy!

Anchovy, red paper and eggplant on toast


Ensalada tomate

Chicken tight salad

delicious and light cold capellini!

Button mushroom

Patatas bravas

Truffle parmesan fries



Gambas al ajillo


Seared mackerel

grilled ham and cheese sandwich with truffle honey that gives a sweet finish! YUMS

Crispy pig's ear
one of my favourite! i think that was my first time eating my pals' ears? ;p 
feeling good and tasted yummy!

Tender pork knuckle

and thanks to the helpful staff to pick 3 bottles of wine for us! we had a Spanish wine - Marques de Caceres Crianza (RM139/bottle), which highly recommended by the staff, nice, smooth and easy to drink, and a Spanish rose wine Marques de Caceres Rosado (RM119/bottle) with a depth of fragrant rose, delicious and charming. worth to try out some Spanish wine here!

and a sweet wine to end the dinner, we had Deakin Estate Moscato (RM106/bottle). another favourite of mine, lightly spritzy and fresh grape aroma, love it! 

El Faro tapas bar and wine
Address: 231, Burmah Road, 10050, Penang
Phone: 04 227 2310
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 3.30pm-12.00am
Facebook: El Faro

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