The Tasting Room TO GO
The thermometer dropped below 90 for the first time in months this week. 86 degree highs mean one thing- fall is on it’s way! And what better way to celebrate than a picnic!?! You choose your location then follow me to this week’s restaurant and I guarantee this will be a gourmet picnic you won’t forget!
The Tasting Room TO GO takes the fresh, delish flavors I love at the contemporary Spanish restaurant, The Tasting Room, and offers them deconstructed. The artisanal cheeses, marinated olives and cured meats featured in the well-appointed case set this hidden gem apart immediately.
In addition to the gourmet deli case, your TO GO order may include an empanada (I liked the Vegetable- $5), flatbreads or choose from a wide variety of half- or whole sandwiches.
Artisan breads, baked fresh daily upstairs, vary from Sourdoughs to Cranberry-Walnut to creative Artichoke-Fontina. I brought home two to try (and wasn’t disappointed!) But it was the Cypress Sea Salt Brownie ($3.50) that won me over. The salty counterpoint to rich chocolate was decadent. My only regret is not ordering a coffee from the espresso bar!
Whether you enjoy your picnic at one of their tables under venerable oaks or pack it for a waterfront dinner on the green of the Castillo, The Tasting Room TO GO is sure to please.
GPS Address: 39.5 Cordova Street (behind The Floridian) Convenient whether walking through Old Town or driving)