(Published on Baristanet Sep. 17, 2010)
In the expansive and romantically lit interior of Montclair, NJ’s relatively new Peruvian restaurant, Costanera, and awash with its intoxicating scents, sights and sounds, it’s easy to be transported to Lima, or Quito, or another busy Latin city.
The restaurant, whose earth-tone walls were studded with slices of log on the one side, and wood cutouts of animal and large insects on the other, was a hive of activity at 7:00pm on a recent Saturday evening, and almost packed to capacity when I visited it with my husband and two young sons.
“I want one of those!” I declared to the hubby fresh off the chuppah.
“What, a baby?” he asked, brows raised.