Some things are best in small doses, like bad news or the topical cream Sylvester Stallone uses to keep his skin looking wet. Get a perfect portion with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $28 for a three-course Spanish tasting lunch for two (a $56 value)
- $48 for a four-course Spanish tasting dinner for two (a $96 value)
- $56 for a three-course Spanish tasting lunch for four (a $112 value)
- $96 for a four-course Spanish tasting dinner for four (a $192 value)
Three- or four-course meals, guided by the chef's daily whims, lead diners on tasting tours through Spain's culinary regions. The three-course lunch, served every day from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include an appetizer or salad, a starch, and a protein. Served daily after 5 p.m., the four-course dinner will add a decadent dessert to finish.
The Tasting Room
As they pass under the hanging gilded sign that's wrapped in climbing vines, visitors to The Tasting Room begin their journey into Florida's Spanish history. Upon entering, the sounds of live Spanish guitar fill the dining room, from its wrought-iron chandeliers and crimson walls to the heavy wooden tables and Spanish murals in vivid colors. Behind these rooms, wine racks displaying more than 1,000 international wines stretch from floor to ceiling, and Marseilles-born chef Matthieu Landillon runs his kitchen.
Under his direction, the culinary team draws inspiration from the surrounding sea, Spain's varied regions, and dreams where Pablo Picasso demands that they cook him a vibrant menu of small and large dishes. The team plates tapas to serve inside or on the patio—such as Florida Gulf red snapper in escabeche, basque chorizo, and goat-cheese terrine—and fashions larger entrees such as local seafood stew, churrasco-style flat-iron steak, and roasted butternut-squash risotto. The efforts of the chef, musicians, and sommeliers have earned The Tasting Room awards for Best Music, Best Wine List, and Best Upscale Dining in the Best of St. Augustine 2010 contest, as well as a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2012.