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Tapas at Despana

guttergourmet May 27, 2008 05:42 PM

Croquetas, tortillas, anchovies, serrano, tetilla, morcilla, churros y chocolate. Muy sabrosa.

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  1. Wilfrid RE: guttergourmet May 28, 2008 09:56 AM

    Really good. What a pity they can't serve wine with them.

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      jkrell RE: Wilfrid May 28, 2008 01:18 PM

      I had some wine with them at the Queens location two years ago. I think the Soho location is more retail-oriented though...

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        david sprague RE: jkrell May 28, 2008 02:27 PM

        yes, the owner frequently pours gratis wine at the original location. just the thing to kick off a saturday am!

    2. MMRuth RE: guttergourmet Jun 2, 2008 11:40 AM

      I went on Saturday to load up on supplies for the Penelope Casas' Cookbook of the Month, and had a lovely bacalao tapa. And, the jamon serrano is truly wonderful, as are the chorizos. The serrano has a great, nutty flavor.

      (Cheese is from the farmer's market, not Despana.)

       
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        guttergourmet RE: MMRuth Jun 2, 2008 11:49 AM

        What is the Penelope Casas' Cookbook of the Month? Also, out of curiosity, which cheese did you get?

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          MMRuth RE: guttergourmet Jun 2, 2008 12:34 PM

          The "COTM" is the Home Cooking cookbook of the month:

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/524513

          The cheese:

          http://www.catocornerfarm.com/cheese.php

          Despearado (the creamiest one
          )Womanchego
          Misty Morning (blue)

          Pretty much can't go to the market now w/out buying their cheese or incurring my husband's wrath (well, not wrath!).

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            guttergourmet RE: MMRuth Jun 2, 2008 01:39 PM

            Cato corner's my favorite. Hooligan and Despearado especially. The latter is a take off on Stinking Bishop, one of my favorite British cheeses.

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              MMRuth RE: guttergourmet Jun 2, 2008 01:40 PM

              Yes, we love Hooligan as well - think I've tried most of their cheese at this point. What is the name of the British cheese?

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                guttergourmet RE: MMRuth Jun 2, 2008 02:02 PM

                Stinking Bishop which is actually named after the pear cider with which the rind is washed.

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