I recently took my mum on a culinary adventure to Café Andaluz in Edinburgh, and let me tell you, it was a tapas extravaganza that left us dancing with joy!
The Spread: We started our feast with the Tabla de Serrano GF, a platter of thinly sliced Serrano ham almost too beautiful to eat. The extra virgin olive oil drizzle elevated the flavours, making each bite a heavenly experience.
Next up, the Espárragos a la Parrilla GF brought a burst of freshness to the table. Grilled asparagus, grated Manchego cheese, lemon hollandaise, and crushed black pepper—need I say more? It was a symphony of flavours that danced on our taste buds.
The Tortilla Española V was a thick omelette filled with sliced potato and onion and accompanied by Pixto salsa. It was like a warm hug on a plate- comforting and utterly delicious.
We indulged in the Ensalada Andaluza VG for a refreshing touch—asparagus tips, artichokes, sun-blush tomatoes, and a sweet cinnamon dressing. Each bite was a celebration of vibrant Mediterranean flavours.
The Pollo y Panceta GF and Pollo al Ajillo GF were equally impressive. The skewers of chicken, pancetta, and red onion were a meaty delight, and the classic Spanish dish of chicken thighs cooked with garlic, rosemary, and red chillies was a flavour explosion.
We couldn’t resist the Croquetas de Jamón y Queso—crisp croquettes stuffed with Serrano ham and mozzarella cheese to round off our feast. Each bite was a journey into cheesy, ham-filled bliss.
The house wine perfectly accompanied our tapas adventure. The selection complemented the diverse flavours of the tapas, creating a harmony that enhanced our dining experience.
The Vibe and Decor:
Café Andaluz is a sensory delight from the moment you step in. The warm, rustic decor transports you to a Spanish courtyard.
The ambient lighting and the lively chatter of fellow diners create a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. The attentive staff adds to the overall charm, making it a place where you feel part of a big, happy Spanish family.
In conclusion, Café Andaluz in Edinburgh is a treasure trove for tapas enthusiasts. The diverse menu, lively ambience, and charming decor make it a must-visit.
Bring your appetite and a sense of adventure because this place is a fiesta for excellent Spanish tapas!
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