La Tasca Tapas Restaurant
In its energetic, vibrantly colored dining room, the award-winning La Tasca Tapas Restaurant serves a savory array of Spanish cuisine in both tapas and full-sized dishes. Browse tapas menus and pick a handful of small plates, such as the pimientos asados with fire-roasted peppers and olive-oil vinaigrette ($6.95), or the herbaceous queso de cabra al horno, consisting of baked goat cheese resting in a tomato basil sauce ($8.25). Those tired booking a Zeppelin bound for Madrid for fresh paella can instead nosh La Tasca's paella valenciana, a culinary triumph of chicken, pork, Spanish sausage, mussels, and clams resting in a bed of saffron rice ($14.95 per person, minimum of two people). Wash down Iberian entrees with vino tinto from the wine menu, or indulge in a dessert drink such as the velvety East India Solera Oloroso sherry ($7.75 per glass) or Fonseca Port Bin 27 ($7.25 per glass).