December 09, 2006

Sangria and sherry

A recent birthday dinner led to a new appreciation for sangria and sherry. We celebrated at Tamarindo Antojeria on 8th Street in downtown Oakland. We sat in a narrow ("intimate") corner of this small restaurant and ate several delicious tapas plates including Ceviche, Empanaditas, Arroz Blanco con Platanos Fritos, Sopecitos Surtidos, and Tacos de Camaron.

In previous experiences with sangria, the juice always overwhelmed the wine. The sangria at Tamarindo was great - I could taste the wine, a syrah. With dessert (Flan de Coco and Crepas con Cajeta ), we ordered the Pedro Ximinez sherry - a sweet, "thick" dessert wine reminiscent of port.

l : flan
r : crepas

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