Girl in the North turns Foodie
I was very kindly invited to Tapas Revolution in Newcastle to taste their new paellas to share last week and I was not disappointed! I booked a table for myself, the hubby and four of our friends and with Spanish food being one of my favourites I was looking forward to a child free evening filled with food and sangria!
We were greeted by friendly staff and I immediately ordered a tropical sparkling sangria which was light, refreshing and perfect for the warm evening.
The Paella Mixta was the best of both worlds with chicken, seafood, red pepper, green beans and artichokes. Full of flavour and plenty to go around. We chose the four person but it easily served all six of us along with the tapas. The chicken was tasty and moist, complimented perfectly with a range of seafood. The seafood looked amazing and tasted even better! I must admit I had to get Andy to crack the shell for me on the prawns. The vegetable paella had a smoky flavour which was subtle and a lovely range of vegetables including artichokes, aubergine, peppers, leeks, onion, and green beans. Again it was delicious and the two person paella easily spread between more of us.
We chose the Paella Mixta and the Paella de Verduras along with some tapas to share amongst the six of us. All of the paellas are cooked and served in iconic paella pans for either two or four people. In Spain, gathering around the paella pan is a family and community activity and it’s a great way to share food amongst friends.
We each chose a tapas and shared amongst us – there was so much to go around!
- Huevos Rotos – baked chorizo with potatoes and free range egg.
- Chorizo A La Sidra – spiced asturian sausage roasted with cider.
- Bunuelos De Bacalao Con Alioli De Azafran – cod and herb fritters with saffron alioli.
- Berenjenas Fritas – crispy fried aubergine with spiced muscovado syrup.
- Patatas Bravas – roasted potatoes with spicy tomato sauce and alioli.
- Selection of bread and olives.
The nicest thing about sharing with friends is you get to try things you’d normally never choose. I also think that is one of the beautiful things about tapas too ! I absolutely fell in love with the berenjena fritas it was DELICIOUS – sweet and crispy (my mouth is watering thinking about it), I could have easily had a full serving to myself.
The meal was complimented with refreshing sangria and cocktails. We tried a mojito and a pornstar martini with a Spanish twist along with the blood orange rose sangria. After a lovely meal (and lots of laughing) we were all too full to even think about pudding but I’ll certainly be back to try the churros and cremoso de chocolate!
*part of our meal was gifted in exchange for a review