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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.

  1. MMRuth 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.)

    5 Replies
    1. re: MMRuth
      guttergourmet Jun 2, 2008 11:49 AM

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

      1. re: guttergourmet
        MMRuth Jun 2, 2008 12:34 PM

        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
          guttergourmet 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.

          1. re: guttergourmet
            MMRuth 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?

            1. re: MMRuth
              guttergourmet Jun 2, 2008 02:02 PM

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

    2. Wilfrid May 28, 2008 09:56 AM

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

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      1. re: Wilfrid
        jkrell 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...

        1. re: jkrell
          david sprague 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!

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