you how sometimes you just HAVE to HAVE what you want . . .
but if you're not where the cuisine is comes from, it may not be, er, uh, ALL that you remember . . .
the one exception ,in prague, now is Las Adelitas, which carries such an authenticity and uniquity to itself that there's no disappointment possible . . .
so I had a craving for Tapas, and the ambient excellence that is all of Barcelona, and had recos for La Bodega, so we went . . .
the menu is interesting, but the Tapas are not on the menu, just selectable from the display case . . . but not as kelemenopic selection as in Barcelona . . . still very nice . . .
with a bottle of Spanish bubbly . . . a tiny bit sweet, but entirely drinkable. . . . 8^)
weird bottles hanging from the ceiling, like an old mom-and-pop, red-checkered table-cloth italian joint . . . 8^)
mushroom were fantastic; cheese was excellent; black olives, very fine; prosciutto-wrapped-cheese, very, very fine; chicken-kebabs, not terrible; some kinda fried chicken, meh . . . as nosh, totally edible; as tapas, just ok. . .
oh, this meatball soup was not good enough to order again . . .
and the paella . . . for two . . . hah! . . . for 4! . . . very deep dish . . .very aromatic, tiny shrimp, chicken, mild sausage (milder than we like) . . .we couldn't eat it all, to our sadness . . .but OTOH, we got it to go, with the cheese & olives left . . . for another dinner . . . looking forward to it . . .on the tram on the way home, the smell fill the car . . . I hope the others didn't mind . . . 8^) . . .
it's kinda smoky in the restaurant -- which is a deal breaker for us -- the food was fine, better than fine . . . not barcelona fine, but very, very good . . .