Happening atmosphere; fun people:
I started off the evening with an unnamed drink ; which true to form I actually held on to for the rest of my dinner. It was a twist on a normal Mojito and it had a slightly spicier twist to it, which was extremely delicious.
I then did something unprecedented for me at Esperanto: I ordered their hanger steak. It arrived hot on the plate, pink in the middle; with guacamole, black beans, salsa and rice. It sounds so simple and good; but I know how difficult it is to get right.
I suppose I ordered it exactly because I know how quality esperanto is about it's fairly basic menu; I feared that I had perhaps overreached in this case but honestly the steak was better than I could have possibly hoped for. The meat was cooked to perfection, the guacamole was creamy and fresh, the rice and beans were basic yes, but deliciously tasty all the same. The salsa, lastly, added just the right amount of spice.
Ultimately, of course, it was the prime, succulent steak that made the meal for me. It was so good I wondered when I had last had such a nice piece of meat out? I actually couldn't tell you. Alas this dish is definitely worth a recommendation.
So this time I have to just thank Esperanto for providing the perfect context for another relaxed evening with friends and another delicious meal.