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Viva Espana! Tapas and more

IN this week's "Hungry Henrik" I headed to the new World Cup champions Spain in search of some Spanish tapas.

When we stepped into the Spain Pavilion restaurant Pedro Larumbe, the smell of seafood struck us. We had a seat and before ordering we congratulated our Spanish friends on the football victory. The staff all wore shirts bearing the word "Champions."

Of course, we started with tapas. A platter divided into several small plates arrived and on it, stylishly presented, was Spanish salad with shrimp, croquettes of Iberian ham, shrimp with garlic and bread with tomato butter, virgin olive oil and Iberian ham. All were excellent but if I had to choose one it would be the croquettes of Iberian ham. They had a fried shell and creamy potato and ham filling that melted in my mouth.

After the tapas party, the first main course entered the scene: peppers filled with seafood and fish. The bulging peppers were seamlessly wrapped. As I cut, the hidden treasure revealed itself: a tasty mixture of seafood and fish, brilliantly topped with tomato sauce. What surprised me most was how I very clearly could taste all the ingredients, which made this dish a hit.

Hungry as I was, the plate was soon empty and for main course number two arrived: veal with thin slices of potato and sauce. The veal was perfectly cooked and I almost didn't have to chew because the meat melted in my mouth. I admit that I'm biased when it comes to meat, but this was fantastic. When I thought the stream of food was finished, a tall glass of mango, kiwi and fluffy yogurt suddenly stood before me, a fresh summery ending to a rather heavy meal.

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