Pardon The Punctuation…Kansas City, is the jewel of the midwest. This city is so cool that I almost don’t want to write about it and keep it my little secret. KC highlighted my 2014 travels didn’t disappoint on my 2015 trip.
Had the pleasure of checking out "La Bodega" tapas restaurant on this trip. I'm a sucker for tapas and wine so of course I had to check it out. Sampled quite a few of their dishes and here are the ones you must have if you go.
Croquetas de Jamon y Queso: Serrano ham, Mahon cheese and red pepper aioli. Perfectly fried with a crunchy bread shell and a hammy cheesy center. I'm a sucker for these. Served similar ones at my wedding and theses were just as much of a hit.
Champiñones a la Plancha:Roasted mushrooms with garlic and white wine parsley sauce. Not overcooked which is a common occurrence when I order roasted mushrooms. Great flavor and a generous portion.
Solomillo con Cabrales: Grilled beef tenderloin crusted with Spanish bleu cheese. Tender and cooked a gorgeous medium rare. The Spanish blue cheese gives it a distinct bite.
Brotxeta: Grilled shrimp wrapped with pancetta, served with horseradish cream sauce. I know that you could probably wrap a lump of coal in pancetta and it's going to taste good. These shrimp were out standing...could have eaten 20 of them.
If in KC and craving some Tapas "La Bodega" is the place to go. They also have an innovative cocktail program and I'll be posting one of their cocktail recipes soon.