Sunday, December 14, 2008

La Tasca

Today was our six-month anniversary of being married, which really isn't that special unless you consider that it's 1/4 of the average length of marriage before divorce. So hooray for us for hitting this milestone!

We went to a La Tasca, a Spanish tapas restaurant in Rockville, MD. They have a couple other franchises in the DC area, too.

It was awesome. This is what we ordered:

Seafood Tasting Menu for Two:
A delicious array of the following seafood tapas:
Gambas al Ajillo (shrimp sautéed in olive oil, fresh
garlic and hot Spanish “Guindilla” peppers), Calamares
Andaluza (battered squid, deep fried with traditional
garlic mayonnaise), Salmon a la Plancha sobre Pisto
Manchego (grilled salmon over vegetables), Mejillones
al Vapor con Ajo, Perejill y Ribeiro (fresh mussels
cooked with garlic, parsley and Ribeiro white wine),
Patatas Bravas con Ali-Oli (deep fried potatoes in a spicy
sauce and garlic mayonnaise), Champiñones al Ajillo
(mushrooms lightly sautéed in garlic and olive oil),
Paella de Verduras (vegetarian paella with seasonal
vegetables), and Ensalada de Espinacas, Almendras y
Queso Cabrales (spinach salad topped with almonds and
Cabrales cheese salad)


All of it was delicious except for the salmon, but I never like salmon. It was our first time having mussels so that was fun. They look scary but they tasted yummy. We got a free carafe of sangria as well, which was nice and tasty. We got a strawberry-blueberry variation which was delicious.

Then for dessert we got:
Flauta Rellena de Crema de Platano y Carmelo con Helado de Chocolate
Banana-caramel cream wrapped in puff pastry with chocolate ice-cream

Happy half-anniversary to us! Hooray!

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