Address: Plaça Verdaguer, 9 Tarragona (Spain)
Tel: +34 699 493 448
Website: La Pepita’s FB page
During my stay in Spain, I went with some friends to have dinner at La Pepita, in Tarragona. La Pepita is a new restaurant located in the center of the city, near its older sister La Lola.
As it’s typical in Spain, the restaurant has a terrace but, since it’s already a bit cold outside, we decided to have dinner inside. Its interior is cozy and welcoming, combining wooden tables and chairs with elements like lovely wallpapers, vintage objects and flowers everywhere, even hanging from the ceiling. One of my favorite pieces is that they have recycled old theater armchairs into seats for the restaurant.
To start, we shared three tapas: hummus accompanied with bread (6.60€), braves al caliu (kind of spicy potatoes) (4.60€) and provolone with sobrasada (6.90€), also with some bread.
Then we ordered two “pepites”, their specialty. A “pepita” is a kind of thin and crunchy dough, similar to puff pastry. One “pepita” was with cheddar cheese, bacon and egg (7.20€), and the other one was with chicken, goat cheese and lamb’s lettuce (7.10€).
We finished this delicious dinner with two desserts (around 5€ each): an almond cake with cream, and a “pepita” that was double, one filled with white chocolate and the other with dark chocolate.
Tel: 02 7709 7730
Hours: Mon – Sun 2pm – 10pm
Website: Vinoza’s FB page
VINOZA is a shop where you can find European wines and accessories, with two stores in Taipei. Opened in 2014, their selection of wines is imported from Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. Their newest store is in the Zhongshan District, while the first one is in the Daan District, very close to Savour Cafe or Truffles Living.
The adorable turquoise front of the building is very chic, reminding us of European houses designs. Besides the name in big letters in the front of the store, a big and round sign helps us locate it from the near streets.
Besides the shop, they also organise wine tasting events and other activities in the attached multipurpose room. The wine tasting event that I attended was about Portuguese wines. Despite being in Chinese, Ann, the sommelier, made very easy to understand and follow her explanations.
In this Portugal Wine experience, we tried 6 different wines, each more delicious than the last. To enjoy even more the tasting, they provided some bread, cheese and green olives stuffed with anchovy (from Spain), served in wood boards. Excellent tapas to relish the wines!
After the class, you get a cute bag with a wine tasting glass and a wine tasting journal, to keep track of all the wines you try and your opinion and thoughts about them. Isn’t this a great idea? Can’t wait for the next wine tasting!