After dinner, we traveled to the west central of Scotland by the underground services from Buchanan Street Station.
The photo above shows the Clyde Arc, crossing River Clyde. Attractions such as the Clyde Auditorium, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), IMAX cinema and the Glasgow Science Centre are located in this area.
Our drinks were served in thin and tall drinking glasses, even taller than the fork! Can you see Christine behind the glasses? Haha!
Since La Tasca was well-known for their tapas, we ordered a chef’s selection of tapas which includes 8 different types of tapas. Tapas is the name of a wide variety of appetisers in Spanish cuisine. Priced at £26.95, the set menu is recommended for newcomers to tapas and serves 2 persons. Clockwise from top left is the Pollo con Salsa (chicken breast and sliced mushrooms served in rich sherry cream sauce), Patatas Bravas (fried potatoes with spicy tomato sauce), Albóndigas a la Jardinera (Spanish style beef meatballs served in tomato sauce) and Berenjenas Gratinadas (fresh aubergine baked in tomato, garlic and wine sauce topped with cheese). Out of the four tapas above, my personal favourite would be the fried potatoes in spicy tomato sauce, it wasn’t spicy at all, but very appetising. Pollo con Salsa was good too, a subtle sense of alcohol can be tasted from the cream sauce and the chicken and mushrooms were soft and nice.
Again, clockwise and beginning from the top left is the Ensalada de la Casa (mixed leaves, avocado, cucumber, pine nuts and pimento peppers drizzled with house dressing), Gambas Gabardina (deep-fried king prawns served in roasted garlic mayonnaise and fresh lemon), Paella Valenciana (Paella with chicken and mixed seafood) and Alitas de Pollo (marinated chicken wings). The one which won the most votes was the Gambas Gabardina, the king prawns were large, fresh and juicy while the batter was nice and crunchy. Suffice for us to conclude that all tapas were good and delectable, something that we would definitely reorder in our future visits!
Next up was the Paella de Mariscos. Paella is a Spanish rice dish. In this restaurant Paella is served in the Spanish paella pan, recommended for sharing. When taking our order, the waitress informed us that it takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour for them to prepare to paella. A moment after we finished the tapas, our paella was served, good timing. Priced at £19.95, the large serving of seafood paella was topped with prawns, squids, mussels and white fish. It was heavenly delicious, the rice was soft and full of flavour, the seafood were fresh and juicy and every bite was sensational. Love it!
Since La Tasca is having 50% off all food everyday until the 31st of July 2009 (more information about the promotion can be found here) and Christine printed the voucher beforehand, we enjoyed the privilege of having a good dinner with everything halved price! Visit Christine’s blog for her previous post on La Tasca. And click here for the restaurant’s official website.
Our stay in Glasgow was fantastic, thank you Chris and Christine for spending time and effort and catering our needs at all time during our stay. Thank you so much for the short bread as well! And really, we would agree that Dean’s shortbread is even better than Walkers! Missing you both a lot!
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