Best Tapas St. Louis 2006 - Mirasol
Tapas is a dining concept based in Spain, yet Mirasol serves Latin American food. But the restaurant pulls off this bit of fusion with such panache, it's easy to forget that it's a stretch. Maybe that's because Mirasol's owners had already mastered the true-tapas trade at Modesto, their restaurant on the Hill. Or maybe it's because duck and pork meatballs, queso fundido (which puts the fun in cheese, indeedo), tropically inspired ceviches, shrimp quesadillas and croquetas de jam?n with pineapple-sage mojo sauce taste so damntastic they beg to be shared with others, to spread the joy and the love and the delish.