Saturday, 3 December 2011

Casa Asturiana, Liverpool St Sydney

Dreaming of a holiday in Spain? Less than 100m from George St in Sydney’s Spanish Quarter you will find Casa Asturiana.

Sascha and I kick things off with a jug of Sangria. She tells me it’s the best in Sydney and although I’m sceptical I can’t help but agree once we’ve downed the jug of sweet wine punch. Waiting for Jess and already a little tipsy we snack on complementary bread and nuts.
Sangria $23 (1 litre jug)
Sangria is a delicious and refreshing typically Spanish drink. It normally consists of a wine, chopped fruit, a sweetener, and a small amount of added brandy.

Jessica normally doesn’t eat meat. She is about to travel to South America and as a very envious meat eater I believe it’s a must she indulges in all the wonderful food the culture has to offer. So trying to turn her we entice her taste buds with some traditional Spanish meat dishes.

The easiest way to enjoy Spanish food in a group is Tapas. So here we go…
Mixed hot tapas $37
Best selling tapas dishes such as fried eggplant, garlic mushrooms, calamari, baby octopus, meatballs and chorizo.

Gambas al ajillo $15
Large peeled garlic prawns. Pretty average for the price.

Chorizo a la plancha $12
Barbequed Spanish pork and paprika sausage. Its hard to get this dish wrong.

Patatas Alioli $10.50
Lightly fried potatoes covered in a warm garlicky mayonnaise sauce. This was the last dish to arrive at the table. It’s a shame we were all so full because it was bloody amazing!

We are entertained by two passionate Flamenco dancers.

Two jugs of sangria later and we are all reminiscing of our travels to Spain. It’s hard not to get taken away with the restaurants delightful ambiance. Although the food is not cheap the whole experience was something different and defiantly worth the money.

Rating 7/10


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