The Tasting Room TO GO

*** Closed!! But there is a new, delish restaurant in its place: The Florida Room ***

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.  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 and homemade soups.

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 {I did next trip!} 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.

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Tasting Room To Go is now closed… read The Florida Room Review to learn about its replacement.
39.5 Cordova Street (behind The Floridian)
Convenient whether walking through Old Town or driving- but good luck with parking!

Comments

  1. Ron Khoury says:

    We went to the Tasting Room To Go and were re-directed to The Tasting Room, which was open for dinner…”To Go” is a day place, I guess.
    The Tasting Room was buzzing with people and live music…the staff was very attentive and personable..food was excellent.

  2. I couldn’t resist that brownie when we visited – GREAT. Next time I’ll come hungry and order a sandwich with that awesome looking Russian bread!

    • I totally agree! I usually nibble off the brownie over a few days- they’re HUGE & rich! You & I should grab a meal together sometime- I think we have some mutual fave restaurants! :)

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