Wednesday, 29 January 2014

THE FOOD - CIELO BLANCO, LEEDS


Last weekend my friend and I were in the mood for mexican.
After a few failed attempts at chancing our luck to a table in under 15 minutes at 7pm, we headed to Trinity Leeds to see if we could chance some more.

NOTE TO SELF: Always book on a Saturday night

Trinity Leeds holds a special place in my heart as I was a part of the excitment when it first opened early last year.
I love to re visit and see how the place is really blossoming into its own some 12 months later.

Continuing on our quest for mexican food we ended up at Cielo Blanco.
Nestled in the top corner of Trinity, this little Mexican is one hot hub for food and drink.

Upon arrival we headed to the bar for tequila based cocktails of course.
When in Mexico!

I opted for a Hail Mary which is a super juice mix of kiwi, mint, apple, grapes and ginger shaken with agave and blanco tequila.
It was delicious, the perfect accompaniment before delighting your tastebuds with mexican spices.
My friend chose a sophisticated Pink Grapefruit and Pineapple Margarita.


The food menu is quirky, you can opt for food from the Street Food section, picking from a wide selection of Quesadillas, Tacos, Tostados and Empandas as well as a variety of mexican 
'market dishes'. 
On my next visit I am very tempted to try the slow cooked achitote spiced baby back ribs.

When you are shown to your table nachos appear alongside three dips.
Naturally, these were demolished within seconds.


We decided to start our mexican experience by ordering pulled pork and grilled pineapple tacos and of course some chicken tinga and smoked tomato salsa quesadillas.



For main dishes you can pick and choose dishes with the mexican sharing board and feast menu however, we both chose Enchiladas,  one chicken and pepper and one pulled pork and jalapeƱo wrap.
They were just heavenly, laid on a tomato sauce, and filled to the brim with goodies.
As a side order we picked the chargrilled 'BBQ Alley' onions.


Cielo Blanco is a colourful social space, great for dinner with friends as the tables a mixture of booths, high tables and more intimate spaces, the music is just right and the service spot on.

If you're ever in Leeds, give mexican a go.
Like us, you might just see Matt Bowman from The Pigeon Detective's.

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