Friday, July 10, 2009

To Spain and Back

OK, not really Spain, as in the country on the other side of the pond, but Spain, as in the restaurant in downtown Tampa. It has been a few years since I dined here, and I forgot how much I enjoyed it. We actually started out heading to Taps (I have never been), but the entire trendy population of Tampa was already there, so we headed up the street to Spain. It is a great space with white and off white furnishings. (click on Spain above to check out their site) The tapas are great, although the sangria was not up to Ceviche's standards; good, but not as good as Ceviche. We shared four tapas:
ä Pulpo a la Gallega - octopus with olive oil, garlic and paprika serve over potatoes

ä Pimientos del Piquillo - pimento stuffed with crab meat in a spicy pimento sauce

ä Mejillones Lorbe - mussels in a red marinara sauce

ä Jamon Serrano, Queso Manchego y Aceitunas Espanolas Curtidas - serrano ham, manchego cheese and cured Spanish olives

Oops, I almost forgot to mention the dessert, Chocolate con Churros, oh, so yummy. The hot chocolate was so thick you had to eat it with a spoon, if any was left after dipping freshly fried churros in it.

All were very good...

That's all I'm saying!

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