Basque tapas – Taktika Berri

Basque tapas - Taktika Berri
Serrano ham, bacalao with pepper, and seafood salad. Each €1.50
Taktika Berri, Barcelona SPAIN

This restaurant was SO much fun! It was like a dim sum restaurant, but with tapas! We got in early when they opened for lunch so we were able to snag a seat in the middle of the bar. This made for perfect positioning for snatching tapas as they came out from the kitchen. The cold tapas were already out on the bar when we sat down, and the hot tapas started coming out shortly after. This trio of cold tapas were pretty tasty! I especially loved the serrano ham. The cured fish was good too, and while the seafood salad tasted good, I thought there was too much mayonnaise for me to fully enjoy.

Cold tapas assortment - Taktika Berri
Cold tapas assortment.

Small Norway lobsters – El Rincon de Pepe

Small Norway lobsters - El Rincon de Pepe
Cooked with onions and flambeed with Valdespino. Menu of the day €16.50
El Rincon de Pepe, Sitges SPAIN

These lobster were tiny and the size of prawns, but they were really fun to eat. It took a bit of work to get a good amount of meat from them, but that was part of the fun. I loved the caramelized onions and the flavor from the sherry. Mmm…

Spicy fried chicken sandwich – The Bird

Spicy fried chicken sandwich - The Bird
Celery-Fiji apple slaw, mayo, pickle, bun. $8
The Bird, San Francisco CA

This was from the first week they were open. Omg, I loved this chicken sandwich. They use chicken thighs and their spicy seasoning is SO tasty! The chicken is perfectly fried and super juicy. I also loved their apple slaw in combination with the pickles and their soft toasted bun. They also have homemade sriracha sauce to add even more flavor with each bite. I’m definitely coming here often for lunch at work!