I've been finding many gems as of late, and I found another one in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. From the team behind Txikito and El Quinto Pino in Chelsea, two awesome Spanish tapas joints, comes the new La Vara, another fabulous tapas spot. This place is true perfection. A fabulous place for some wine and amazing Spanish tapas. I took a solo seat at the bar there a few weeks ago, and fell in love with the place.
Huevos De Codorniz ($5), quail eggs with green tahini are tasty little bites.
Berenjena Con Miel ($8), crispy eggplant with honey, melted cheese, and nigella seed, was one of the best dishes I've ever eaten. Um, uh-maaazing. Dreamy. Heavenly. Order it.
Cordero Al Ajo Cabanil ($18), cumin roasted lamb breast, scallion, preserved lemon-date condiment was fabulous. Lamb perfection.
Carabineros, imported Spanish Red Shrimp a la plancha with preserved lemon was fantastic. That shrimp so sweet and flavorful. I was licking that juice off my fingers like it was candy.
For dessert, Bay Leaf and Lemon Ice Cream with preserved young walnuts in natural sugar cane almibar was just a simple, yet sensational ending, to a truly fabulous meal.