Having been in a Spanish mood recently, I went with a couple of friends to Basque Tapas and Wine on a rainy Saturday afternoon. I was running late, so I left the menu choices in the hands of my very capable dining companions.
As we had booked using an internet deal, I was told that choices were limited to a special menu that was still extensive none-the-less. So what did they choose? Four tapas and two paella dishes with four serves of red wine sangria (with apples, pears, Cointreau, vodka, gin and lemonade)! I was almost an hour late (shame on me) but the tapas dishes had just been served when I arrived.
Up first, Pimientos del piquillo rellenos de arroz negro y calamares (Piquillo peppers stuffed with squid and black ink rice).
|Pimientos del piquillo rellenos de arroz negro y calamares|
|Brandada de espinacas y alcachofas|
The main course was the paella (of course). We had ordered a serve of Paella Mariscos (paella of seafood with clams, mussels, calamari, fish, prawns, capsicum and saffron rice) for two, and a serve of Paella Valenciana (paella of wild rabbit, chicken, mushrooms, vegetables and saffron rice) for two. What we got was...
If hadn't had the voucher, I don't think that the meal would have been worth the price, and the service wasn't the best. For how much we did pay though, the meal was satisfactory. It may be a good while before I head back there again though.
Basque Tapas and Wine
159 Chapel Street, Prahran/Windsor
Mon-Thu 10am-11pm, Fri-Sun 8am-1am