Trying to Remember a Restaurant
It was and may still be on Carlton on the North side. It was kind of a like a house and served what I remember being Spanish style tapas. I recall Sangria and a saffron butter. Later in the evening the servers would come by tables with a wineskin and shoot booze down your throat (maybe why I can't remember all the details). There may have been dancing as well. This was about 10 years ago. Sound familiar at all?
I think the downstairs part was called Tapas, the upstairs section escapes me.
I remember a garlic soup and some sausage tapas -- perhaps chorizo. As the night wore on, customers started doing Spanish dancing wherever they could, even though it was a pretty tight basement space. This was probably around 1993.
The restaurant upstairs is now called Piccolo. The basement space has some live music sometimes. Tapas however no longer exists.
You're driving me crazy now Jamesm...I know the place. It was on Carlton just west of Parliament in an old house. There's a little (very little) patio out front...if you walk down a few steps it takes you into a tapas bar (which I think is still there). The main front staircase took you into the more formal upstairs restaurant. I remember the wiaters used to dance with the guests and they did a very good lentil soup with ham. I think the upstairs restaurant has reopened as an italian resto...was it called Segovia?
I do remember that place -- it was terrific and one of the first places I ever had tapas. I went there back in the early 90s -- I think it was there then too. Too bad it's not there anymore.