The other day, after my long work day in the field, J decided that I deserved to be taken out for dinner and I mean, who would say ‘no’ to that? Not me!
We have a few really nice little restaurants in the neighborhood and they’re all within walking distance and we decided to have dinner at “Tapa the World“. I know I’ve blogged about this particular restaurant before, because it has this great European flair. You might recall that “tapas” are Spanish appetizers and instead of ordering separate meals, we shared a bunch of those delicious ‘snacks’ and Sangria!
Tortilla Española – The Spanish poor man’s potato cake cooked in olive oil with onion and egg.
Champiñones al Ajillo – Mushrooms sautéed in olive oil, garlic, parsley, and white wine.
Steamed Mussels – Sherry, tomatoes, ginger, shallots, and mixed fresh herbs.
Not pictured are the basket of delicious fresh bread (which we asked to be refilled twice) and a tasty dipping sauce (extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar & garlic).
To be honest, not only is the way to a man’s heart through his stomach, it’s also the way to my heart. J and I both really enjoy good food and he couldn’t have made me happier than suggesting a nice dinner after a 12 hour work day.