Dec 27

Estragon Tapas Bar in the South End

Estragon had been on my list of my try restaurants for a long time. And I finally made it there last month with my sister and my dad. (check out this deal from Groupon)

I love the 1930′s decor, not traditional Spanish at all, but fun and gives the restaurant a more high class feel.You can sit at a table or on the couches in the back lounge, whatever kind of dinning mood you are in you can have it here.

What I love most about Estragon is the authenticity of the menu. The menu offers up traditional Spanish tapas as well as a few modern ”up-do’s” to some original dishes too. I was also very impressed with our serves knowledge of the menu. The menu specifies which items contain gluten, dairy, nuts, and which are vegan and vegetarian. Awesome right? Now why can’t every restaurant do this!? I hope this becomes a trend and I think it very well could, especially with the increase of allergies and food intolerance awareness.

VG: Vegan      V: Vegetarian      G: Contains Gluten      N: Contains Nuts      D: Contains Dairy

We started with the Pisto, Braised Eggplant, Tomato, and peppers topped with a Poached Egg ($10). Served in a piping hot cast-iron skillet, this dish was outrageously flavorful; rich and hearty, great for a cold winter night.

Vieiras con Albariño y Azafrán, Seared Scallops with Saffron-Albariño cream and fried leeks ($14.50). Just one word…YUM! 4 scallops topped with fried leeks and a delicious light cream sauce. I’m not going to lie, I licked the plate clean; I just loved the sauce.