I still remember the very first time I tried La Tasca, and it just so happened to be the Nottingham branch, situated in my favourite place - the Lace Market. La Tasca has been one of my favourite places to dine with friends ever since that first visit, and so I was chuffed to be welcomed along last Thursday for the re-opening event. You see, La Tasca Nottingham has had a snazzy make over, bringing what was once a quiet, traditional style restaurant into a modern, vibrant and exciting place to be.
I popped along with Charlotte (Charlotte Louise Thompson) and as soon as we arrived, we were warmly welcomed with freshly made sangria. I've had sangria before, but the La Tasca sangria is easily my favourite. In taste it's less harsh than traditional sangria I have tried; there's less of a bite and after-taste, softer on the palette and much easier to enjoy! Whilst enjoying our glasses of sangria, we were presented with a huge plate of La Tasca favourites to tuck in to. We tried Montadito de Queso de Cabra Y Cebolla Caramelizada, Montadito de Cerbo, Montadito de Queso Y Tomate and Montadito de Gambas Y Jamon. For those of you (like me) who aren't talented in speaking Spanish, it was a delicious array of lightly toasted breads with different toppings; we had goat's cheese with caramelised onion, bacon and prawns in a delicious creamy sauce, another option was bacon again, and then we had sun dried tomatoes with goat's cheese too! These were genuinely so delicious, it was hard not to devour the whole serving plate! A couple of the tables around us were given different varieties, such as Pardon Peppers (which I cheekily tried from the table behind us, delish!) and Table Espanola; a plate of different meats and cheeses.
Once we'd finished pigging out we decided to explore the rest of La Tasca. First up, we spotted a chef cooking Paella Carne right in the middle of the restaurant. For me this was amazing, not only because it gave me a few tips for trying Paella at home, but it was so nice being able to see how La Tasca make one of their most popular dishes. We got to delve in to some before we left, and it was so delicious; paella rice, peppers, peas, onion, chicken and chorizo and delicious aubergine! Talking a walk upstairs, where there are more tables for tucking into delicious food, we spotted a salsa class underway. A regular occurrence at La Tasca Nottingham, a fab Salsa teacher Amanda Hawley holds classes for everyone from a beginner to expert dancers. Everyone looked like they were having so much fun, it definitely made me want to try for myself!
I had such a lovely evening at La Tasca Nottingham, and I already can't wait to pop back and indulge in some more scrumptious food. Have you been to La Tasca before? What's your favourite dish? If you're in the Nottingham area or have a Nottingham based trip on the cards, I cannot recommend La Tasca enough for a fun filled evening with delicious food. You can find out more about La Tasca Nottingham over on the La Tasca website.
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*I was kindly invited along for a complimentary evening at La Tasca Nottingham. For more information, please see my disclaimer.