Sunday, June 16, 2013

DC Spotlight: Dinner at Taberna del Alabardero

A few months ago when I wrote about DC's plethora of Spanish tapas restaurants I promised to publish a separate post about the most upscale of them all, Taberna del Alabardero, which also happens to offer a separate (and rather extensive) vegetarian menu

My most recent meal is pictured below.  These dishes were so satisfying that I unfortunately did not have room to try the vegetarian paella, but will do so next time! 

Spanish potato and egg omelet with fried bell peppers

Scrambled eggs with scallions and mushrooms

Grilled asparagus with wild mushrooms and red potatoes

Taberna del Alabardero also may be the most authentic Spanish restaurant in DC.  It's part of Grupo Lezama, which operates a number of restaurants throughout Spain.  The group's only U.S. restaurant is right here in DC, and it is quite popular among Spanish embassy staff and other Spaniards living in or visiting the area.  It's a perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion or to bask in a little bit of "Old World" charm!

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