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May 27, 2008 05:42 PM

Tapas at Despana

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

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

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    1. re: Wilfrid

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

      1. re: jkrell

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

    2. 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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      1. re: MMRuth

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

        1. re: guttergourmet

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

          The cheese:

          Despearado (the creamiest one
          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!).

          1. re: MMRuth

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

            1. re: guttergourmet

              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?

              1. re: MMRuth

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