My favourite kind of food is definitely tapas. A big part of this is because I am SO indecisive that I can never pick just one thing to eat for my dinner. Also, tapas is all kinds of tasty. My point is that if there was one kind of food that I wanted for my birthday, it was tapas. Now, things got in the way and I had to keep pushing back my birthday dinner with my friends but we finally went out for tapas and oh my it was delicious.
We decided to go to the Wandering Duck who serve tapas for their evening menu. I’ve eatern at The Wandering Duck before, though it is usually for lunch so I knew it was going to be good food. Happily, I was proven right. It was absolutely fantastic.
We ordered a plethora of food (too much, probably) and waited impatiently to tuck in. Our bread and oils came out first, tiding us over until the main portion of our meal came over. We ended up devouring potato skins, patatas bravas, halloumi, chorizo, Moroccan sausage and sauteed mushrooms. It was so much food that we were defeated by it and had to leave a lot of the sausage untouched if we wanted to be able to waddle home without exploding. That was a real shame, because everything was absolutely stuffed with flavour. It was wonderful, though incredibly rich. WE took our time with it, and the staff didn’t make us feel rushed at all, which helped with the relaxed atmosphere. Sitting by the window looking out at the sun, I almost could have believed I was in Spain, not Darlington.
Now, the final bill wasn’t exactly cheap but it was really good value considering the fact that a) we ordered a stupid amount of food, b) it al tasted amazing and c) there may have been a few glasses of wine to help it all down. It was hardly a budget meal but it didn’t break the bank either. Next time that I’m looking for a laid back celebration (even if that’s just surviving five days at work), I know where I will be heading for my tapas fix.