Saturday, June 26, 2010

Eating Out - Spanish

Fruit wrapped in bacon and deep fried !

Bodega (Spanish-Tapas)

The term "tapas" is no longer tied to Spanish food, and tapas are no longer the "it" food. Still, I love the idea of small plates of interesting foods. It's all the variety of a buffet without having to leave your table or worry that someone sneezed on your plate. It is, however, the food of great compromise. If you're the only one at the table who likes chorizo, you're probably out of luck.

Kathryn and I went to Bodega after a day of shopping in downtown Georgetown. Kathryn need some summer tops and dresses, and afterwards, I needed sangria.

  • A dinner at a Spanish restaurant isn't complete without sangria. Who doesn't prefer their wine with fruit and more booze in it? The sangria at this joint was just OK.
  • I know that tapas are small, but at Bodega they are tiny.
  • Here's what we tried: Spanish tortilla (a must get at every tapas meal), crispy fried dates wrapped in bacon (!!!!), scallops with capers and fava beans (Kathryn recently discovered she likes scallops), chicken croquettes, tomato bread with serrano ham.
  • The food was all very good, but it's the bacon wrapped dates that will get me back.
  • We saw a guy who was easily over 7 feet tall. His knees came up past the table, and he looked like the dude from Billy Cristal's "My Giant" or a white Kenny George.

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