So, I forgot to take a picture of my meal at Txikito. Fortunately, they have a photo of one of the things I ordered on their website, so I just took a screenshot of that.
Txikito is (maybe the only?) Basque restaurant in New York City. And it's really good. I'm not sure exactly how or why it made it onto my list, but when friends came to town and asked me to pick a place, I went to my list and landed on this restaurant.
Here's the problem, though. My friends were not only not very hungry, the were also not adventurous eaters, and while I was salivating at the thought of trying a couple of different things, they were balking at the idea of ordering anything that had a fried quail egg on top of it. For what it's worth, I think fried quail eggs should be served on just about everything.
We ordered the Turbo, which was served whole. Meaning with the head still on. And if you haven't seen a turbo, it's not a handsome fish. We also got the roast suckling pig, but they wouldn't guarantee what part we'd get, but it was really good. Crispy on the outside, because it was sort of confit-ed. And it fell apart but with crispy parts. Yum.
We also got the french fries, because that seemed pretty safe. And it was. They were good. But in the end, we were eating fries in a Basque restaurant.
Basically, I think I need to go back with someone who will be amenable to more adventurously.