Are you an Hispanophile, a lover of all things Spanish? Do you hanker after glasses of Tempranillo and long for Jamon Serrano & Chorizo Iberico? Does the very thought of beautiful, raven haired ladies or slim-hipped matadors make you long for hot days and balmy nights on the Costas?
Don’t despair, hitch up your donkey and head for Bar 44 in Cowbridge or in Penarth. In brothers, Tom and Owen, you will find kindred spirits. At Bar 44 they have transplanted the very best of Spanish tapas bars and deli’s to South Wales.
Start with fresh, crispy squid with saffron alioli, linger over the menu del dia and finish with Catalan almond & lemon cake. A glass of Manzanilla followed by a pichet of Calizo de Adaras will send you into trances of reminiscence.
Before you leave be sure to pick up some Gordal olives and some Marcona almonds from the deli.