Tuesday, April 26, 2011

La Tienda lunch

It's been a while that I haven't eaten at La Tienda with the Usuals, so when Richard suggested a Spanish wine lunch, I immediately offered to organize it in La Tienda.

We had the usual starters: Boquerones, Gambas a la plancha, Chistorra, Escalivada and a plate of clams al ajillo.












With all the tapas, we enjoyed several wines: a refreshing cava from Noel, Freixenet Reserva Real, a Itsas Mendi Txakoli upon special request of Jojo, a Manzanilla Pasada sherry from Jay and again from Jay, a 98 Viña Tondonia Rosé.






A shot of Noel serving the Txakoli like it's done in San Sebastian.



Then our mains started coming: Besugo al Horno, Paella de Verduras and the main dish: Chuleton!!









Needless to say, everything was delicious as usual. I enjoyed the fish with the Txakoli and also the Rosé of Jay.

For the wines we had for reds and all from Spain. Numanthia from Rene, a III C Beronia from Richard, a 92 Maetines Bujanda from Jojo and Alenzo also from Jojo.






For dessert, Chef Javi had prepared us one of our favorite combinations: Leche Frita, Torrijas and home made Ice Cream. All of us wiped out our plates, except Rene I think.



Another excellent lunch at La Tienda. Thank you Javi!!

5 comments:

Chinkee said...

That looks like a winning lunch as usual! I love La Tienda, from the Escalivada all the way to the chuleton. Question: why don't they served their Escalivada that way all the time, as in with the sliced baguette and melted cheese? It looks so much better than when we order it ala carte...

Chinkee said...

Ay sorry, "serve", not "served". Drunkard... Hehe...

Ines Cabarrus said...

I'm definitely getting the clams al ajillo next time! :) We just had lunch there on Maundy thursday- lovely as usual. :) Where can one buy Txacoli in Manila btw?

Miguel said...

Sorry for late reply. I don't think anyone sells Txakoli in Manila. Knw Terry used to.

Aaron said...

Buddy, Noel & I sell Txakoli, remember?