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Tapas Dates at Copa De Cava
Tapas and the cutest baby blue shoes…
It’s Wednesday, and that can only mean another date night. This time we headed a little further afield to Blackfriars, more Easterly than we have been before on a date night. But we are loving getting out and about and exploring our city. Finding new places to eat and relax is such a wonderful way to enjoy our new home. We decided it was time for a Spanish night and headed to Copa de Cava, about a three minute walk from Blackfriars tube station.
It really does upset me when places have quite yellow lighting and dark wooden tables, as they really don’t photograph as beautifully, yet hopefully that doesn’t detract from how delicious this food looked and tasted. We helped ourselves to a number of the usual suspect dishes. Me with my favourite spanish omelette and chicken croquettes, with Alex opting for the Calamari and chorizo. We also tried the most delicious bread with blue cheese and pear which was an absolute taste sensation, as well as spanish ham and potatoes. It was great to go out of our comfort zones too, ordering a number of dishes we normally wouldn’t choose, that ended up being the best plates on the table.
Me and Alex are huge lovers of La Tasca, although I know people do have mixed opinions on the Spanish chain. So whilst this was delicious, it was also definitely much more authentic than La Tasca. You won’t find quite as much choice on this menu, instead with some obscure and more traditional options, but that is what you get from a true Spanish tapas restaurant. La Tasca is a chain for a reason, and caters for the tastes of the masses, so of course their menu is larger and more alike to what we’re used to. But I think Copa De Cava really does offer something much more authentic.
Finishing off the meal with a little pot of chocolate, covered in pistachios with churros to dunk, I was pretty much in my element, whilst Alex tucked into the Almond Tart. It was another successful date night. The sort of place that usually I might walk past, but I am so glad we gave it a try. The staff were friendly and attentive and the food was tasty and traditional. There isn’t much else I’d like from a night of Tapas. Apart from maybe a few jugs of Sangria! It’s certainly somewhere we would visit again in the future if we were in the area, but I would be being over the top if I said we were going to go out of our way to head back there in the next month or so. But in the future, absolutely. And it’s certainly somewhere I would recommend to the locals!
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