Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tapas Fantasticas...

Tapas Fantasticas

Brick lane, whilst usually known for its abundance of its damn fine curry houses, was this week hosting the Rioja Tapas Fantasiticas. Basically a Spanish food and wine festival.
One of the Spanish bands

A courtyard was set up with various stalls of wines from the Rioja region, along with food from some Spanish restaurants from both Spain and London. A whooping 2 pounds got us a wine glass a 6 tasting tokens. The weather was glorious so rose and white wine was the order of the day.
Slow cooked beeft with chickpea mash...
Mark just loves having his photo taken....

We ate;

iberico ham on bread with a mash tomato sauce
croquetas with ham and cheese
croquetas with salt cod and corn
paella with seafood and peppers
peppers stuffed with beef
slow cooked beef with chickpea mash
chocolate crumble with strawberries

We arrived home about 5pm, which was just in the nick of time, as it bucketed it down and we had hail the size of cherries, oh and Wimbledon was on, no rain over that way though.

Cherry hail stones
Hail on the balcony...

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