Shopping done, thought I would swing by Tastavin to see if I could have a tapas, or maybe two. Yippee! Open! Mask up. Stand by the door. But wait – where is the tapas??? Waiter explained that due to covid-19 they have gone to restaurant mode. Offered “upstairs”, and who can resist such an invitation? Not me 🙂
Ordered my usual wine, Ostatu, just a glass.
NOTE: I have been coming here since 2017 so have worked through their entire board. Ostatu is the cheapest, but also a mi gusto.
Next came an amusee bouche…..
Followed by an EXCELLENT cold asparagus soup with fish…….
Ending with tasty&tender calamari on “mushy peas” 😉
An espresso to finish.
Well, I wasn’t sure I wanted to get up after that lovely meal. More than a tapas or two. But manageable.
Luckily I turned down the set menu 🙂
As the title states, it is dangerous on the streets of Logrono. You never know when you have to sit down and eat outstanding food. Dangerous 🙂
Walking back home this sign was up……
Logrono’s most famous tapas street, is not dead yet!
However, Tastavin is at the other end, of the alleys, and it has changed to a sit-down restaurant. Most of the tapas bars along Laurel are still shut. After three months. Social distancing is not possible. Think of bars that are smaller than a school bus. Many are. Not dead, but definitely down.
Here is a list from Spain’s tourist board of famous places for tapas. Checkout the crowds. The crowds will be a long time coming back.
You will find Logrono far down the list. I have been to all those spots, and keep returning to Logrono. Am beginning to think there is conspiracy to keep Logrono secret 🙂
Just looked up the Ostatu. Which one did you have?
The cheap red one 🙂
Worked my way through their board of wines, Ostatu a mi gusto. And it is the cheapest!
And checked the LCBO and they do not stock it. Boooo!
Probably best. Barry became keen on Vino Verde from our trip to Portugal and Spain. Bought some upon my return to Toronto. The stuff in the LCBO is expensive and terrible compared to a 7euro bottle in a restaurant in Portugal.
So typical of the LCBO. Tax tax tax.
When I lived in London in the late 70’s I used to get a bottle of Veuve Cliquot for a tenner even back then.
A tenner? In the 70’s!!!! You were rich!!!
But I guess if you were hanging out with Yehudi, Veuve was de rigueur!
Hmmmm. There must be more stories that you have not told 🙂 🙂 🙂
You remembered! I did hang with him.
One afternoon after a photo shoot, he hopped on a moped, riding off to do a promo for Lucas batteries. The world’s greatest violin virtuoso, on a moped, on the streets of London.