In my toulouse days, our friends planned for a dinner one evening. I thought to be a french one, but it came out it was a Spanish bar.’Tapas’ are a wide variety of appetisers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine. They may be cold (such as mixed olives and cheese) or hot (such as chopitos, which are battered, fried baby squid). In select bars in Spain, tapas have evolved into an entire, and sometimes sophisticated, cuisine. In Spain, patrons of tapas can order many different tapas and combine them to make a full meal , so did we. Actually Toulouse being close to Catalonia, it has great spanish influence in language and food.
So we started with ‘Vin chaud de la maison”which is sweet hot red wine. And we had to choose five dishes from the Tapas menu. We chose cheese, duck hearts (cceurs de canard) , tuna and some sea vegetables (artichauts marines) which is a species of thistle cultivated as a food.
We had whipped creme with brownee for desserts. Other friends had cheese cakes and caramels.
We laughed, screamed and had a blast. We left almost at midnight after profusely thanking the diner lady, who tolerated all our partying 😛 Lastly, I cannot help sharing this funny photo with you guys.
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