The word Xixon, is Asturian for Gijon, a coastal city in northern Spain known for its unique gastronomy and delicious pastries. A visit to Xixon restaurant is a journey deep into the heart of Spain; a combination of traditional, authentic cuisine, with an innovative flair that will entice even the most discriminating palate. That is how I felt from the moment I savored my first bite until the ending of a most memorable meal.
But it's not just the food that will leave you breathless. The layout and decor of the restaurant is amazing as well. It consists of 4 different dining areas: the Main Level, where you also find the Tapas Bar (as well as a Delicatessen and Market); the Mezzanine, which is perfect for larger groups and gatherings; the Vinoteca, a cozy ambiance with a fabulous Wine Cellar patrons can wander in and out of as they choose their wine; and an outdoor Terrace. We had the pleasure of being seated at a very nice table in the Vinoteca area, surrounded by a curtain of bottles of wine.
|Their fabulous Wine Cellar|
|Chef Jon, me and Carlos, the owner|
|Crema de Calabaza and Gazpacho|
|Sardinas en Escabeche|
|Ensalada de Carpaccio de Pulpo|
|Tosta con Queso de Torta del Casar|
|Torrejas con Helado de Turron|
|Bizcocho de Chocolate|
By the way, the service was spectacular throughout our meal. Since each dish was so intrically and carefully prepared, I had many questions to which everyone I asked was excited to answer and were very knowledgeable about the dishes. I also learned from Maria Angeles that they offer different wine samplings on specific days so it's a great outing in both food and spirits. In case you were wondering, there is complimentary Valet Parking provided so no worries in that department.
I have to end by saying my adventure was of gastronomical proportions and I can't wait to return! For more information, you can contact them at 305 854-9350 or visit their website at http://www.xixoncafe.com/.