Years ago, when I had a go nowhere, soul sucking job, I was the unofficial event planner in my small office. We only had about 15 people. Stingy as they were (they are no longer in business), upper management waited way too late to give us the okay to have a Christmas party. At the late date they came to me (already December), there was practically no restaurant with an opening on a Saturday evening.
Reminded of a dinner I had at Eclipse di Luna, I thought it might be a bit unorthodox but what the hell, still pretty festive. Turns out Eclipse di Luna did have an opening for our group Christmas Party. Pretty proud of myself for coming to the rescue at a late date, I was shocked when my suggestion was given a flat “no” as the menu was deemed to weird and strange for our crew. Now when I look at the crowd at Eclipse di Luna, the rejections seems pretty stunning. Tapas are so mainstream now.
Pictured at the top is the Peach Margarita I had on a recent visit to Eclipse di Luna. It was tasty but a tad on the sweet side. Instead, I’d prefer to have the other coconut mojito that I started off with. If you’re dining at Eclipse di Luna with a group, ordering a pitcher of mojitos is the way to go.
Two of us ordered about six tapas – Balsamic Ribs, Scallops, Patatas Bravas, Mac and Cheese, Ahi Tuna, and empanadas (with cilantro cream sauce). The first two items delivered to the table, tuna and mac and cheese, were not on the table too long before being devoured. Loved that the mac and cheese had sun dried tomatoes mixed in! The Patatas Bravas, breakfast potatoes you get at almost every brunch spot, are nothing special, even with the creamy, smokey sauce. The empanadas were delicious, and the sauce was magnificent.
Don’t pass up dessert! If you’re with a group, here’s what to do (if you aren’t a germaphobe). Order one of each dessert from Eclipse di Luna – each dessert goes in front of a different person. Each person then takes a bite and passes it on around and around until there’re gone! That’s what we did last year at a birthday dinner and it was perfect. Dining with your sweetie? Definitely order dessert to go and eat it bed while watching your latest Netflix addiction. That’s what me and my hubs did. We can’t decide which we liked better, the flan or the key lime pie. They will both be ordered to go on each future visit.