A year ago I ventured overseas and backpacked through a handful of countries, stopping to look at art and eat some of the most delicious food that has ever been in my mouth.
One of my favourite places to eat was Spain. There are next to no businesses that honour the tradition of tapas when you order your drink without charging you for them (and to be honest, when I found one that did I spent 3 days in a row there drinking vino rosado and feasting on all the free food the man would give me. He didn’t speak English and I could only order a wine but I’m sure he knew I was there for his free food and he did an amazing job of filling my belly!)
The Tapas, the seafood, the paella! Of course some of the best wine I have ever tasted paired too well to describe … but what do we have here that even comes close!?
In mount gambier there is slowly but surely an increase in the diversity of multiculturalism coming through in a variety of restaurants about our town.
Once you have eaten good food however there’s no turning back!
On The 19th of May, Thyme at the lakes will be hosting their first Spanish themed night – A Spanish taste of thyme.
You don’t have to fly to Spain like I did to get your laughing gear around some of the most delicious Spanish tapas in the world! Just book yourself in for a night of fine dining here with us at thyme and we will ensure you get a Spanish twist of thyme!
Jamon – this is absolutely everywhere in Spain. Try it with truffle salami toasts ….
Rosemary skewers with monk fish and bacon.
Baby calamaries pocketed with rice and Mediterranean vegetables
Confit duck and pulled pork croquettes
Catalan chicken (Catalonia is a part of Spain where they speak a different Spanish but don’t tell them that) very confusing… but their chicken is the … er … bees knees.
Grilled leek and sardines
Chorizo and red wine. No word of a lie… I literally just started salivating.
Escalivada custard (traditionally a savoury vegetable custard served warm like an omelette ) mmmmmmmmmmmmm
Fried Manchuria cheese. Droooooooool.
Spanish inspired lamb ribs – these are de-lic-ous! With a Pedro xiemenez glaze (Spanish sherry) flavours literally to die for. Not you… the lamb.
These are just a bunch of our favourites … but don’t take my word for it. Put your happy pants on (you know, the ones that make you feel good AND expand as you do) grab yourself a ticket via our Facebook page before they all sell out and pop into thyme for this Spanish fiesta of mouth watering flavours and Spanish tradition!
Oh and the wine … always with the wine.