Tertulia

I feel so good that I finally got to Tertulia.  It has been top of my list. Friday night at 615 I was able to snag a seat for two at the bar.  By 620 there was back-up trying to get a table.  There is a reason for that.  The food is fantastic, the menu is really creative and the place is warm and cozy.  There is something really laid back and DIY about the place that I really love. Kind of can't beat it.

Wine
We had two glasses of red wine.  Love the wine list.

Jambon
Although the paella sounded incredible we opted for the sharing of a bunch of tapas.  First thing out was the jambon.  I know it looks totally fatty ( and it is ) but it is seriously out of this world.

Breadtomato:sardines
The classic pan con tomate which is the key to Spain.  Chopped tomatoes with sea salt rubbed over toasted bread.  Next to it is black and white anchovies with roasted tomatoes over a piece of thin toasted spread with a sheeps milk cheese dripped with balsamic vinegar.  Wow.  Salty, savory and sweet all rolled up into one.

Brussel
Crispy brussel sprouts with pieces of pork belly.  This dish had a hint of cumin.  Yum.

Grilled veggies:smoke ricotta
Grilled vegetables of the season served over smoked ricotta cheese.  A really well done salad.  Lots of different flavors.

Squid
Loved this.  Baby squid stuffed with black rice, merenguez sausage and red peppers.  Tiny bites of brilliance.

Hazelnuticecream
Had to have dessert.  Hazelnut ice cream which was a little too stiff and icy with essentially Spanish french toast. 

Honestly I could have had more tapas.  Looking forward to returning…soon.

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