Spanish food was a late discovery of mine, I had no idea there was an entire cuisine based on garlic and olive oil – two of my favourite things, and from the first time I tried it, I knew that it was a match made in heaven.
Encasa is an established tapas restaurant near Central Station, near all the backpacker lodges and Thai restaurants on Pitt Street and they are always busy, which is a pretty good indication about the quality of their dishes.
Tonight I am out with my high school friends, bonding over food as usual and we decide to order a bunch of tapas to share and a pizza to fill us up, as well as some sangria, naturally.
We start with patatas bravas, a dish I order at every Spanish restaurant that serves it because it is the perfect blend of crunchy diced potatoes, smothered in spicy tomato salsa and aioli. It’s like a fancier version of wedges with sour cream and sweet chilli, and its a fairly decent serving for 6 girls to split as we wait for our next dish.