Dining out: Chiquito
Grabbing a bite and a movie in Uxbridge
Suraj (my hubby) and I went out to watch a movie one night. We decided to have a stroll and see which restaurants were nearby, so we could decide where to have our dinner, when we saw Chiquito. This was a bit of a shock because it wasn't there before! It was the night before they were due to open, so we thought we'd go in and see what their vegan options were.
Vegan options at Chiquito
After we were seated, we asked one of the waiting staff if they could point out the items that were vegan or could be made vegan. If I'm not wrong, it was her first day at Chiquito, but it was also the first time that she'd worked as a waitress. We appreciated the fact that she was open and that she suggested speaking with the chef.
Meeting the man behind the menu!
A man approached our table. He asked us what we do and do't eat and then discussed the options on the menu with us. We assumed he was the head chef but he was a little more than that! It was Simon Xavier, the man who creates the menus for Chiquito.
He was lovely, gentle, humble, open and keen to make something special for us.
Having a bespoke meal at Chiquito
Simon discussed various options with us and he even made sure he gave us a note with what we had ordered on it, so we knew what to ask for when we return.
We had Nachos using corn tortilla, Enchilada made with corn flour and Veggie Skewers with Baby Gem Wraps. The meal was delicious.
Returning to Chiquito
We returned to Chiquito again and enjoyed another meal
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