Sangria and Tapas.

Piglet and I discovered that we happened to be in DC during Restaurant Week. One of the participating restaurants was La Tasca – a tapas bar. After going to Barcelona to see Kiwi, I’m a bit of a tapas fiend. The restaurant week deal was a glass of wine or sangria, 3 tapas, and dessert for $35. Obviously, we started with sangria. Sangria tinta for me and blackberry mango for Piglet.

blackberry and mango sangria

SangriaPiglet was a little sad that the tapas all came at once, rather than the way dim sum came out 1-3 dishes at a time.

Tapas spread

After much deliberation, we chose:

Dátiles con tocino (Bacon wrapped dates). My favorite.dátiles con tocino Albóndigas (pork and beef meatballs)albóndigas Mejillones al eneldo (mussels)mejillones al eneldo Patatas Bravas (Brave Potatoes)patats bravas Apparently the sangria was starting to take hold….

Buey a la Plancha (steak). Piglet’s favorite.buey a la plancha Vieiras sobre pil-pil (scallops). This was the only one that we both thought could have been given a miss.vieiras sobre pil-pilFor dessert we had:

Trufa de chocolate (dark chocolate truffle croquant). Piglet loved her trufa.trufa de chocolate trufa de chocolate Brazo de Gitano (rolled sponge cake with layers of quince jam). I preferred my cake.brazo de gitano brazo de gitanoLa Tasca has an amazing unlimited tapas for lunch for $28 (including a non-alcoholic drink) which is a killer deal I wish we had caught. They are also having Sangria Festival until August 31st where pitchers of sangria are only $20. If tapas are your thing, La Tasca is pretty awesome. They have 5 locations in Virginia and D.C.

 

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