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Friday, 2 March 2012

Sangria at La Tasca, Glasgow

I was so excited to receive an invitation from Becca to join a group of Scottish Food Bloggers to taste the new menu at La Tasca in Renfield Street in the centre of Glasgow, close to both Central and Queen Street Stations.  Special thanks to Jac of Tinned Tomatoes who passed my name on to Becca. 

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. 

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At 3 March 2012 at 00:03 , Blogger Jacqueline said...

Great post Janice. I missed the bar nibbles completely, but it is maybe just as well that I left room for the meal.

At 3 March 2012 at 08:46 , Blogger Shaheen said...

Lovely to see you in front of the camera Janice. I was saying to Jacqueline, shame that i have just literally left Glasgow as I may have been part of the team, still good to see Scottish bloggers on show. And of course lovely of La Tasca to allow this to happen.

At 3 March 2012 at 11:55 , Blogger Traceyr said...

OOO wow that looks like a lovely place Janice and thanks for the heads up on the recipe. I too thought sangria had to be made with red wine which I don't like. :)

At 3 March 2012 at 17:31 , Anonymous Jacqueline said...

Hey Janice, really great to see that Scottish Food Bloggers are getting invited to Foodie events. Hopefully it will be the sign of more to come.
Looks like you had a great time :-)

At 3 March 2012 at 19:57 , Blogger Karen S Booth said...

FABULOUS post Janice and so nice to see you all enjoying yourselves!

At 4 March 2012 at 13:45 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Visited this restaurant recently, found the food, staff an service excellent, wish we had on closer.


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