Restaurants & Bars 7

La tastaolletes

dingaling | Aug 3, 201301:39 PM

Here for two weeks. Didn't think we would find much here without going to other areas but followed trip advisor. (Don't usually give TA much credibility). Not many posting on CH about this area. We followed TA and went to the #1 ranking restaurant on the list. It was La Tastaolletes along the boardwalk. (If its called a boardwalk here in Europe.). It's a Catalan tapas restaurant. First off. We loved everything about this place. It was a pretty small and unasumming place, so we didnt know what to make of it in the beginning. But was pleasantly surpirsed as the evening went on. We found out the person who spoke English who served us was the chef. She was hospitable and sincere.
Ok, onto the food. We had the Fish cake. One of the best fish cakes I have ever had. She said it takes around 5 hours to make and is a family recipe.
We also had a very memorable Shrimp carpaccio and tuna sashimi and we lived in Tokyo for 4 years. It was a bit surprising that it was served at room temperature but I guess because of the saltiness of the Mediterranean Sea, it quite acceptable.
We also had a Morel risotto which was rich and fragrant. Loved it. My 3 year old had a macaroni bolognese and after that she wanted more risotto.
A nice skewers of Duck breast in berries sauce.
And because i love anythig fried, a Cheese and caramelized onion croquettes. But was awesome.
All their Wines only from empordà. Mostly everything is only Catalan which I respect very much.
There was also a street performer next door belting out reggae and Motown and the evening couldn't be better.
I was even more surprised when the waiter who also took my reservation on the phone in the AM was also the husband of the chef/waitress. Such a cozy unassuming restaurant. My wife, mother in law and daughter and dogs had the best evening of the trip here so far. We walked along the boardwalk back to our rental and the night was spectacular.

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