Hola, Todo el Mundo ! (Hello everyone in Spanish ) 🙂
I started writing this blog a while ago so ama finish it so you can her all about it… its a wee spanish foodie experience I had with Taye Dawg back in Febuary…
Mate Date 10/10
I had been given a voucher as a couples gift at Christmas time before the break up :(… As I am not in a couple now I took Taye Dawg as my mate date for the afternoon and it was a pleasant afternoon.. filled with; Spanish tapas, fruity rose and girly yarns and there was a pleasant warm sun shining through the window seat that we were sat at, which made the Spanish experience more so like we were in Spain 🙂 Haha!
(We could only dream!) 😛
The restaurant we were at is called Gallery 48 and your welcome to check out there website by clicking on the link above ^^^ I have directed you straight to their menu but you can explore their webpage too. So the restaurant is situated in the Westport of Dundee and I really love that area of Dundee ❤ I have had a lot of happy memories around that area which I cherish and I will share with you all at a later date. 🙂
Rating 0-10 (10 being the best)
Atmosphere and Decor 8/10
I would say that it has a chill, but classy vibe to it. They play the latests music hits which was pretty cool.. might have been nice to hear a wee Spanish choon.. but Despacito was the nearest to Spanish music we got haha! The decor is fairly neutral but they have jazzed it up with funky lights and added a bit of colour to the tables with the flowers. I think that it was just the right decor for this type of restaurant tbh, neutral is inviting because it says FRESH YAH!
Eating out …
So whenever I go out for food I find that I am always highly critically, not because my Undergraduate Degree is in Hospitality Management and because I have tasted some food cooked by 5 star chefs, in 5 star restaurants during my time working in the Hospitality Industry.. No a better reason than that … its simply because I am just so darn lucky and used to my mammys phenomenal and nutritious home cooking ! Like there is literally no where on this earth that could top the overall rating I give my mums cooking .. its the BESTEST EVER !!! (but we will get to that delight another day 😉 ) Anyways my foodie critical head and hospitality knowledge kicked in on this experience so heres goes.. (Might I add this was well before my health kick 😛 Good job!! haha!)
The Food ! 8/10
So from the Itison voucher I was given we were aloud to pick 4 dishes from a full menu which was more than enough food to fill us both up and we were given a complementary Pan con Tomate to start with as well. We wanted to try new foods and fill our bellies because “YOLO” came to mind.. Live to eat guys ! FOOD IS LIFE !
Pan con Tomate’
The Pan Con Tomate was not what I had envisioned it to be. I think I was expecting it to be a Tomato Consommé *laugh (but now that I think about this, “Pan”?, thats bread Chlo!) (I’m a silly goose, whoops!) Anyways the Pan con Tomate was delicious ! The Tomate was fresh tomato and garlic spread across a white flat bread which was an excellent start to the food experience.
I was very blessed to invite Taylor to this foodie experience because she appreciates food the same as I do. She isn’t fussy either which is my kinda person !
The Main Board
The main board consisted of:
Albondigas en salsa in traditional Spanish sauce (it was like meatballs in sauce). It was tasty, wasn’t too spicy either, it had grain through it so it had a lil bit of a crunch to it too which was unusual! 🙂 (Thats the dish at the back in the white bowl that we hadn’t tucked into yet..) Photos first then eat haha !
Bunelos de bacalao with house alioli, (this was essentially cod fritters) the batter was so light and didn’t leave a greasy pallet like some fried fish does.. It was served with a chive mayo (classy) but tasty! This was my favourite dish cause it’s FISH and fish is my fave. 🙂 I would far rather choose fish over meat any day! What would you choose ? (That’s the dish at the front on the white plate..which was nearest my hand.. ready to get tucked into it.
Embutidos y Quesos (Meat and Cheese Platter)… OMG so yummy !! This included the following meats: chorizo, Salchichon, Jamon Serrano (TAPAS)! The cheeses were Manchego, Mahon and Murcia al vino! Sooooo good with the rose wine that we had! (Which makes sense since its a whine which is said to match well with meats). The platter was served with some bread and oils as well! All very delicious, but rich if eaten in large quantities ! 😛
The Wine 😛 9/10
The wine was a Castillo del moro Tempranillo Rose, not an overly expensive wine but delicious all the same ! I find that it price doesn’t determine the quality of the wine really.. With wine it’s a case of preference and your own pallet. Like you could drink this wine and taste strawberries whereas I could taste this wine and taste peach and raspberries. I am a Rose Girl 🙂 Anyways this wine was so crisp , fresh and was bursting with berries ! mhmmhmmm 🙂 As I say this wine went down really well with the tapas meat and cheese ! Such a compliment ! I am sure Taye Dawg would agree ! The only issue with the wine was there wasn’t enough of it !!! hahah! There is a massive selection of drinks in their bar area too btw!
We couldn’t leave without trying a Spanish desert (OBVS)! 😉 We choose the Churros which is like warm bits of donut and you dunk em in tha chocolate sauce ! OMG Sooooo goood! mmmm! It’s a sweet savoury type desert ! Defiantly recommend trying it ! So yummy! 🙂
The Menu 8/10
Despite the menu only having 1 page of choices the items that are on it have been carefully selected, and to be honest Taylor and I struggled to choose only 4 items because to us there was so much to choose from! If we hadn’t had the voucher and had just gone to spend money I can see how easy it would be to spend a lot! We would like to go back and try the other dishes that we quite liked the look of !
The price 10/10
The price is extremely affordable.. now each dish ranges from as low as £3.50-£9.95, the most expensive dish is the cheese and meat plater board at £12.95, but it is massive ! I would recommend picking no more that 4 dishes tbh because even for 2 people who love there food that was a lot of food ! (Try and avoid the eyes bigger than yer belly situation cause that will create a big bill and lots of doggie bags) haha!
The Seating 9/10
It looks really small from the outside but in fact there are quite a lot of seats! The have a second setting area as well as the main restaurant area. There weren’t many others in on that Monday afternoon that we were in, only 3 other groups of 2. It was a rather relaxed. We choose a window seat which was lush with the winter sun beating through!
Staff were pleasant and helpful enough and very knowledgable about the dishes and the wines that were on offer. They recommended the wine that Taylor and I chose as we specified what kind of wine we favoured normally.
Overall experience 8/10
This was a really enjoyable dining experience and the company was top notch ! Strongly recommend giving this restaurant go!
48 West Port, Dundee
They are open 12am-10pm Sun-Mon
If you get a chance to go let me know about your experience here too!
Anyways until next time.. Chao 😉
Lots of love