I was so excited to receive an invitation from Becca to join a group of Scottish Food Bloggers to taste the new menu at La Tasca in Renfield Street in the centre of Glasgow, close to both Central and Queen Street Stations. Special thanks to Jac of Tinned Tomatoes who passed my name on to Becca.
We were greeted by Becca and Suzanne, the General Manager at La Tasca with the offer of drinks and nibbles. I loved the Mixed Olives with red pepper, garlic, chilli and herbs, and the lightly salted Marcona almonds were a great contrast. I had a delicious glass of Rioja and there were also a variety of Sangrias on offer, more of this later.
Once everyone had arrived we were treated to a demonstration of Jamon Serrano carving by Carlos, we then had a chance to try this out ourselves. Jamon is a 10-12 month-month matured serrano ham and should be cut very finely which is not as easy as it looks!