We were greeted by Becca and Suzanne, the General Manager at La Tasca with the offer of drinks and nibbles. I loved the Mixed Olives with red pepper, garlic, chilli and herbs, and the lightly salted Marcona almonds were a great contrast. I had a delicious glass of Rioja and there were also a variety of Sangrias on offer, more of this later.
Once everyone had arrived we were treated to a demonstration of Jamon Serrano carving by Carlos, we then had a chance to try this out ourselves. Jamon is a 10-12 month-month matured serrano ham and should be cut very finely which is not as easy as it looks!
Then it was time to make Sangria! Carlos #2 was in charge of teaching us how to make the perfect Sangria and we were all happy to have a go!
Briony The Glasgow Food Blog makes Sangria.
Emma Food and Drink Glasgow makes Sangria
Jac Tinned Tomatoes makes Sangria
and that's me 'Cheers'!
I had no idea that you could make Sangria with white wine, rose wine and Cava as well as the traditional red wine. The Cava one was very nice although they were all a little sweet for me, I stuck with my glass of Rioja!
If you'd like to make Sangria yourself, then Jac has posted the recipe on her blog Tinned Tomatoes
I'll be back tomorrow to show tell you all about the Tapas menu and show you some of the dishes that we tried.