The neighborhood of Georgetown has quite the food scene these days. Ciudad is a pretty new addition to the area so I wanted to go during date night with my husband. After having a drink and a bite to eat at El Sirenito, we headed to the nearby Ciudad for happy hour. The space consists of the bar in one area that specializes in Rotisserie Chicken and then the restaurant with a bar in another building with an area in the middle with a fire pit. I don't know if the fire pit is just for looks or if they're actually cooking food out there.
We chose to eat in the restaurant part because the food menu looked intriguing and the happy hour deals looked decent, too. I really liked the square dining room with the colorful mural on one side. The cushioned bench with throw pillows were also a nice touch and it was quite cozy and welcoming.
I selected the White Wine Sangria for my drink. I think it was only $5 with the happy hour price and my husband chose the shot and beer special for only $7. My drink was refreshing and fruity and there was pickled cucumber and orange slices floating on top, creating a unique and tasty element to the drink.
Then we decided to share several small plates. We started with the hummus and flatbread. It had fried garbanzo, argan oil, and za'atar spice. Then we got the chicken wings because my husband loves, loves chicken wings and if they're on a menu he is ordering them. These wings were a pleasant surprise. They were delicious with the pomegranate honey, green onion, and peanuts on top. The sweetness from the honey, the slightly crispy skin, and the crunchiness of the nuts made them incredibly tasty.
I was already so satisfied from all these great flavors and then the brussels sprouts with crispy carrots arrived. These were surprisingly sweet and flavorful, too. They also had honey, a burnt honey, but there was also some heat from the tomato sambal. My taste buds were doing a little dance and I was happy. Then to finish out our meal we ordered the Muhallebi dessert. With rose water custard, crushed pistachios, and topped with brandied sherry syrup, this light dessert was the perfect ending to our flavorful dinner.