If there is one place in this world that I would want to (and would never get tired) to go back to again and again is Spain! Ola! 🙂
Spain – the land of gorgeous beaches, laid back souls and delicious food! Oh Spain – the heaven on this earth! Well, we do have gorgeous beaches in the Sheikhland too and not short of laid back souls too in here – count moi – Oui Oui! (winks) And now Casa De Tapas has made sure that we are treated to some yummy Spanish food sitting here in the Sheikhland!
Vamos! Casa De Tapas is a new promising Spanish restaurant in a must see location in the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club!
Excited … aren’t you to hear all about it? I totally was when I entered this lovely restaurant in the very popular Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club and to welcome was not only their very sweet staff but an ambience to take me to Spain! My date for this dinner was no one else but the very popular blogger Shweta Dembla from here. Do check out her amazing blog Dubai in a frame, which is a video journal of the happenings around Dubai.
After a very warm welcome, we were taken to our table which overlooked a lovely view of the yachts parked in the marina and the much loved spot in Dubai – QDs. It almost felt like we are sipping in the glittering Dubai whilst sitting on that table.
The drinks menu offers many versions of Sangria – pretty interesting combos I would say. The food menu is simple, straight and oh-so-Spanish!
And then soon our table was a happy one with some great looking Spanish food and sitting across to each other were me and Shweta grinning to the awesomeness right infront of us! A great conversation over a delicious is what my heart aches for and that blissful day, my wish was HIS command as I had a lovely company and a lovely meal.
Just take a look at what we ordered and tell me if your mouth is not watering (winks).
For the starters, there was some bread and the tomato sauce in typical Spanish style – with olive oil and garlic.
And then there was Spanish Omlette, Mushroom crochettes and Prawns ( for Shweta who loves sea-food).
I was sticking to being a vegetarian but was happy to have options for me too. And thus my main course was a delish Spinach and cheese Cannelloni and Shweta ordered a vegetarian Paella for herself.
The food was nice but what really impressed me was the hospitality and the ambience with wrap around, floor-to-ceiling, west facing windows, making it a perfect sunset spot. With plates on the ceiling and a huge lemon tree right in the middle of the space, successfully make you feel you are in Spain and ofcourse there are bull’s heads on the wall.
Head Chef Luis Ezqueta tells us that most dishes on the menu are authentic and the menu is Catalan and Andaluz. Tapas range from DH 30 – 55 each and thankfully are not very big in portions so you can enjoy 3-4 tapas in a meal.
A special mention needs to be made for Oriol who took very good care of us and educated us about Spain, he being a Barcelona guy after all. Thank you Oriol! (smiles)
So, when you are thinking of making that weekend lunch or dinner special in a gorgeous location with some exotic food, I recommend you try Casa De Tapas to have some moment feeling like a Senorita/Senor with some lovely tapas. Also the Sky Lounge there ensures you the most gorgeous sunset with some great drinks.
So, Senoritas and Senors, here is yours truly signing off! You are the most amazing readers – Gracias!
Until I see you next,