Monday, April 27, 2009

We met for an early dinner with friends at a Spanish-style restaurant we visit when we are in Leicester. It’s called Barceloneta and it’s on Queens Road. Tapas selections are larger and more liberally portioned with patatas bravas and croquetas than I can recall being served in Spain years ago or even at the splendid tapas bars in New York. On our very first visit the waiter at Barceloneta had blanched as I ticked off numerous offerings on the menu visualizing the little canapés we enjoy with our wine or sherry at tapas bars in Manhattan. He finally routed his British reserve and suggested to this American that I had overdone it and we choose heedfully now. Garlic mushrooms always a favorite. We ordered three plates among us. 

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