I wanted to try Beso for two reasons: Eva Longoria and Todd English. I worked for Todd this summer/ fall and I love Eva — she’s just great. So, I figured, a “Hot Spot” Zagat restaurant funded by the two superstars wouldn’t dissapoint. The end result was a little bit of mixed feelings towards my dining experience there. Loved certain aspects, really would’ve passed on others.
For an appetizer, I had the made from scratch Tortilla Soup crafted by Eva. I always love when soups are poured in to the bowl with the other ingredients table side, so that was a perk. I didn’t like over abundance of tortilla chips in the soup however. It was a bit much and unnecessary, the soup was good without it. My mom, a connoisseur of good guacamole, had the Guacamole and Chips and was so utterly dissapointed she literally left it untouched– to leave chips and guac untouched is unheard of in my family, to put it in context.
Dinner, however, was the salvageable part of the evening. I had the Paella of course — it was a bit pricey for the dish, $35, but it was extremely flavorful and satisfying. My mom tried the fresh Shrimp in a marinade with a side of Mashed Potatoes (skins included — my favorite). We were both very happy with the entree aspect of the dinner, however, we wouldn’t really recommend coming here unless you’re hoping to see a celeb or two — i.e. those that frequent the restaurant, such as BECKS AND POSH.