Last night we went to Tasca’s Spanish wine dinner. The place was packed with people, and many of the people had been loyal Tasca patrons for years. We had the pleasure of talking to our neighbors, who told us that one should not miss the wine tastings at Tasca,
And they were right! Our first wine was very sparkly, which accented the “savory bites” that started off the meal. Our favorite was the leaf of endive laden with chopped shrimp and vegetables. The next course, a hearty mussel soup, was delicious when served with a white blend. The course we looked forward to the most did not disappoint, as grilled brie with quince chutney can’t help but be as good as it sounds, especially when paired with an old vine garnacha. Our favorite wine, however, was the coffee-accented jumilla that was served with Cornish game hen and spring mushrooms. Naturally, the dessert course was a hit with everyone, as a nice muscatel with ganache is wont to do.
Tasca’s manager presented her wines with gusto at each table, asking us to close our eyes and imagine the breezes coming off the sea. The marvelous presentation made dinner that much more enjoyable, and so we cannot help but highly recommend the next Tasca tasting.
Tasca Spanish Tapas [Official Site]
[Photo: Tasca Spanish Tapas]