We were invited with a bunch of other Scottish food bloggers to an event at La Tasca in Glasgow City Centre. At first I was hesitant to go – my first (and only) experience of La Tasca was over 2 years ago, and I’ve never wanted to go back. I’m always happy to give something a second chance though, so we went along.
There were a few other bloggers there too and we had a great night getting to know each other, learning how to carve ham (Jamon Iberico to be prescise) as well as learn how to make Sangria. Unfortunately I got a bit carried away with the Sangria making and was adding more alcohol than was strictly allowed – that may also go some way to explaining why the photography on this post isn’t the best!
We were then treated to La Tasca’s new menu. This is what I was really interested in – as we’d just been to Spain, I wanted to see what “UK” Spanish food was like compared to the real thing.
These were some of my favourite dishes:
While I’m not qualified to comment on whether this is an authentic dish, it certainly was amazing! I think it was Janice from Farmers Girl Kitchen who was nudging me to try this – and wow, was I glad I did. It was a really intensely flavoured, rich dish and I could have gladly eaten the whole thing alone.
I am obsessed with croquettes and these were delicious – again, another dish I would have been glad to eat the whole serve of. Crisp and crunch with a delicious filling, this truly reminded me of the croquettes we ate in Madrid.
Spinach, blue cheese AND potato – it’s a dish made in heaven. I really enjoyed this one.
Another flavour-packed dish – the smokey peppers and the chicken went perfectly together.
We had a brilliant time visiting La Tasca – and of course the lovely company helped! I’ll be perfectly honest – before this visit, La Tasca wasn’t high on my places to visit but I have now completely changed my mind. Part of the reason for this (apart from the delicious food) was the sheer enthusiasm of the staff (particularly the manager Suzanne) – it really gave the restaurant a vibrant feel and made the whole experience really fun and exciting.