Next up we ordered the Ham and Cheese croquettes, this were just so good. Gooey balls of cheesy potato and ham goodness. The breadcrumbs weren’t heavy and they were a golden colour which was really appealing to the eye.
Cheese was clearly something we fancied that night because we opted again to try the ARZÚA ULLOA basically fried cheese fritters served with a helping of sticky, tomato and chilli jam. The cheese is mild, and pleasant, these were nice but I wouldn’t order them again or at least I wouldn’t order two cheese dishes.
Prawns with garlic, chilli,
white wine are a must try when at any tapas place, they may not seem it but they are actually really easy to get wrong. Over cooked prawns are a no no in my book and these were perfectly cooked. The garlic and white wine was strong but not overpowering, I only wish I had ordered bread to mop up that gorgeous garlicky goodness.
Moving away from the carbs, we went for the PRESA IBÉRICA ‘Shoulder of Ibérico pig
with sweet potato mash’ This was actually something that I had never tried before on a Spanish menu. Pork is a popular dish in Spain and this dish was light, however I will warn the meat is cooked to a medium taste which really isn’t how I like to eat pork, it didn’t taste bad at all but I would have preferred it a little more cooked. The sweet potato mash perfectly complimented the flavour of the Pork.
Not something I was expecting to be on a tapas menu but of course Dan ordered it because he is the burger king. The patty is made of Iberico Pork and topped with Idiazábal cheese and served with another helping of patatas bravas. I found this quite rich and again the meat was medium, Dan however was a huge fan and said he would order it again.
Last but in no way least we opted to try two desserts and my choice was of course Churros because, hello have you ever had them? Nothing bad to say about sugary, chewy doughnut goodness which is then dipped in a hot chocolate sauce. The other dessert we opted for was Creme Catalana which was basically a Spanish style Creme Brulee , with flavours of cinnamon, orange and vanilla this honestly beat the Churros to the post for me. It was so fresh and perfectly balanced that it really hit all the spots.
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