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NYNM

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Tapas Tomorrow Fri, 08/1/08 3:19 PM (permalink)
We are going to a tapas restaurant tomorrow night. What do y'all recommend?

(After the fact recommendations are accepted - we may return)
 
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    the ancient mariner

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    RE: Tapas Tomorrow Fri, 08/1/08 3:30 PM (permalink)
    Don't eat too much and have tums with you at
    all times.

    Actually I love tapas and then dessert and then .....
     
    #2
      PaulBPool

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      RE: Tapas Tomorrow Fri, 08/1/08 3:32 PM (permalink)
      Small portions of many items...I'm never a fan of the uncooked seafood that may occasionally turn up in these places though.
       
      #3
        WarToad

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        RE: Tapas Tomorrow Fri, 08/1/08 3:37 PM (permalink)
        Empanada's, calimari, marinated olives, oysters if you can get them, all depends on the menu... there's like 1001 little dishes considered tapas. Some of the best places have a constantly rotating menu based on what was at the local farmers market that day.

        And finish off with a nice 10 year+ port.
         
        #4
          fabulousoyster

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          RE: Tapas Tomorrow Fri, 08/1/08 3:39 PM (permalink)
          Sardines!
           
          #5
            fattybomatty

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            RE: Tapas Tomorrow Fri, 08/1/08 3:41 PM (permalink)
            CHORIZO!!! Gotta have the chorizo. But honestly, just order as many different things as you can
             
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              kland01s

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              RE: Tapas Tomorrow Sat, 08/2/08 7:32 AM (permalink)
              Patatas alioli..... garlic potato salad, my benchmark to measure a tapas restaurant. Usually there is something with a nice serrano ham and manchego cheese as well. I hope you're going with at least 3 people, that gives you more to try!
               
              #7
                the grillman

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                • Location: Saint Charles, MO
                RE: Tapas Tomorrow Sat, 08/2/08 10:53 AM (permalink)
                To drink- sangria!

                If available, try the

                Sausages
                Potato omelet (tortilla in Spanish)
                Any kind of marinated olives
                Machengo cheese, a sharp Spanish cheese, kind of like aged swiss, but with more of a bite
                Seafood, especially baby octopus, if they have it (one of my favorites)
                Seranno ham, although it’s often pricy.

                Here a link to a place we often go….

                http://www.saucemagazine.com/modesto/modesto-menu.html
                 
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                  shortchef

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                  RE: Tapas Tomorrow Sat, 08/2/08 8:22 PM (permalink)
                  Spicy Shrimp, with garlic, pepper flakes, white wine, green onions. There is a name for these but I can't remember it. Best thing on the menu.
                   
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                    Robearjr

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                    RE: Tapas Tomorrow Sat, 08/2/08 8:33 PM (permalink)
                    I always get the cheese platter. There are some great spanish blues, and Manchego may be my favorite cheese. Olives are also a must. When it comes to other things, I'll let my mood and the specials direct me. Sometimes I'll do croquets, lamb meatballs, molasses salmon, sausages, fritters, serrano ham, etc...

                    Keep in mind that tapas has expanded now to other cuisines, so you can find greek, turkish, lebanese, japanese, etc... kinds of tapas in addition to the traditional spanish. Now, some would say that Tapas is only Spanish, and that other Tapas is really just small plates or meze, but ehhhh....these are academic points.
                     
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                      NYNM

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                      RE: Tapas Tomorrow Sat, 08/2/08 11:39 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Robearjr

                      Keep in mind that tapas has expanded now to other cuisines, so you can find greek, turkish, lebanese, japanese, etc... kinds of tapas in addition to the traditional spanish. Now, some would say that Tapas is only Spanish, and that other Tapas is really just small plates or meze, but ehhhh....these are academic points.


                      Well, I so agree. Especially as our tapas evening turned into International Hors D'Ouvres! We never did get to the tapas restaurant - my friend decided to have us over for "snacks" instead: samosas, tacos and mozzarella/basil/tomatoes.

                      Still, I loved the suggestions and will try for tapas again...
                       
                      #11
                        leethebard

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                        RE: Tapas Tomorrow Mon, 08/4/08 7:09 PM (permalink)
                        Nynm,
                        So how was it?
                        When I took students to Spain,years ago, we ate at many a Tapas(not Topless,as they thought I was saying)bars. Lots of ordevour(spelling???) type bites. The Spanish in Madrid wandered,drink in hand,from bar to bar,trying the various offerings from each place...drop your dish and glass off at the next stop, and pick up new selections..It was fun, and went on to the wee hours!!!And boy were some of the Tapas delicious. I also loved the sangria!!!
                         
                        #12
                          MiamiDon

                          RE: Tapas Tomorrow Tue, 08/5/08 8:52 AM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by Robearjr

                          I always get the cheese platter. There are some great spanish blues, and Manchego may be my favorite cheese. Olives are also a must. When it comes to other things, I'll let my mood and the specials direct me. Sometimes I'll do croquets, lamb meatballs, molasses salmon, sausages, fritters, serrano ham, etc...

                          Keep in mind that tapas has expanded now to other cuisines, so you can find greek, turkish, lebanese, japanese, etc... kinds of tapas in addition to the traditional spanish. Now, some would say that Tapas is only Spanish, and that other Tapas is really just small plates or meze, but ehhhh....these are academic points.


                          You got that right. In the USA, it has morphed into being any collection of appetizer or hors d'oeuvre sized items. Pretty soon, I expect to see Sonny's BBQ tapas.
                           
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                            NYNM

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                            RE: Tapas Tomorrow Tue, 08/5/08 10:32 AM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by leethebard

                            Nynm,
                            So how was it?
                            When I took students to Spain,years ago, we ate at many a Tapas(not Topless,as they thought I was saying)bars. Lots of ordevour(spelling???) type bites. The Spanish in Madrid wandered,drink in hand,from bar to bar,trying the various offerings from each place...drop your dish and glass off at the next stop, and pick up new selections..It was fun, and went on to the wee hours!!!And boy were some of the Tapas delicious. I also loved the sangria!!!


                            Thanx for asking. See above your post for my answer
                             
                            #14
                              leethebard

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                              RE: Tapas Tomorrow Tue, 08/5/08 1:44 PM (permalink)
                              Sounds like good food,anyway!!!!!
                               
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