It was our last evening in Seville. And to be perfectly frank; this wonderful gem of a city really charmed us....relaxed, friendly, warm, and fun. For our last dinner, we headed back to the scene of our favorite meal in Seville, the Zaragoza location of La Azotea.
Like I mentioned previously; if you want tapas sized portions at La Azotea, you need to sit at the bar. We arrived right after opening and was greeted with a smile from the very efficient bartender Pablo, who recognized us from our previous visit.
After having some really delicious navajas (razor clams) on our previous visit, the Missus was all about the seafood here.
We started with a media racione (half portion) of Coquinas a species of Donax (small clams) served with fried baby artichokes.
That garlicky white wine sauce was so good and the clams nicely sweet, briney, and tender.
The Calamares was the weakest dish of the evening. Tender, but really nothing special in terms of flavor or how it was fried.
Sticking with the bivalve theme, the Almejas (Clams) en su Salsa (cooked in their own juices) was excellent.
Nice oceany flavor, cut with a bit of acid. The clams were very tender as were the shrimp. Another sauce just made for bread!
And of course, our favorite from the previous evening; the Foie Gras ala Plancha.
We finished with a nice Vermut. What a nice way to end our stay in Seville!
La Azotea - Zaragoza
Calle Zaragoza 5c
130pm - 430pm, 830pm - Midnight
It was Saturday night and Seville was happening. We headed back to the apartment, but decided to stop and enjoy this early (in Spanish terms - like 1030) evening. The Missus had been eyeing out this Helados (Ice Cream) and She decided to step in and get something.
And got the Goat Cheese and Quince Jelly Ice Cream!
I had a different notion....something from across the street.
I think there was some kind of student initiation or something going on here......
I had no idea what was going on, but it sure was festive.....
Though it seemed that most of the guys here just wanted to watch the football match.....
We were a bit sad to leave Seville.....our trip to Spain was almost over. Just one more night in Madrid, then it was back to work.
Here's my requisite Jamon Bellota Iberico Pata Negra shot.
Actually, we shouldn't have been concerned. I had snagged really cheap first class train tickets form Seville to Madrid.
And this being Sunday morning and all; things were really quiet....like "Japan quiet". We were the only passengers in First Class which meant that we got a decent breakfast......and then were able to catch some shut eye!
With dreams of Foie Gras ala Plancha dancing in our heads!