Today, I had the opportunity for a special lunch with my menfolk. I wanted to try a different restaurant. It's a new year and time to try a new dish, so I chose an empanada platter with red beans and fried sweet plantains. It was good, but between you and me, I think they ran out of empanada dough and just deep fat fried a couple of flour tortillas. This was the first time I had ever tried plantains, and they were pretty good. I've had red beans before, but these were spiced with a Caribbean flavor, which was pretty good also.