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Food Photo Contest! And Food Photos.

June 3, 2010

Things needed cleaning up around here.

I was getting tired of my logo – it feels cartoonish now.  The whole look of this place was boring me.  Frankly, I was boring me.  So, I’m paring down, scaling back, simplifying.  And I’m celebrating my new space with a new feature on Wendalicious – Food Foto Friday.  Or Phood Photo Phriday.  Or something like that.  I may need help with the name.  Anyway.

Send me your favorite food photos, and I’ll post them on the blog every Friday.  Send them using the “Send me an Email” link over yon (to the right), and don’t forget to tell me your name and what the photo’s all about.   Readers will get to vote on their favorite food photo, and winners will be announced on Monday.  Heck, I may even be able to scare up a prize every now and again.

I think it’s going to be great to see what other people are cooking in their kitchens and finding in their favorite restaurants.  I’m pretty proud of myself for thinking of it, actually.  Go, me!

I will get things rolling with a few photos taken during a recent trip to Our Nation’s Capital with Sionna, to visit our BFF’s Sarah and Joanne.  These were all taken at La Tasca, a cute tapas restaurant in Old Town Alexandria VA.  Chosen by Joanne – great choice.  We ordered the Meat Tapas Tasting Menu, and I think I got a shot of everything we ate.  Photos after the jump.

Aceitunas Mixtas

Aceitunas Mixtas - An mix of Spanish Black, Gordal, Manzanilla, and Arbequina olives lightly marinated in olive oil, herbs and spices

Gambas al Ajillo

Gambas al Ajillo - Shrimp sautéed in olive oil and garlic

Buey al Jerez

Buey al Jerez - Grilled Angus beef steak slices in a sherry mushroom sauce, with fried fingerling potatoes.

Chorizo a la Parri

Chorizo a la Parrilla - Grilled authentic Spanish chorizo sausage links. Well, they didn't really *taste* authentic. Not the best dish we had that night.

Tortilla Española

Tortilla Española - Traditional Spanish potato and onion omelet

Espinacas Salteadas

Espinacas Salteadas - sautéed spinach with garlic, pine nuts and raisins.

Pollo al Ajillo

Pollo al Ajillo - Crispy, baked bone-in chicken glazed with a savory roasted garlic sauce

Meloso de Ajo

Meloso de Ajo - Creamy rice with roasted garlic, pine nuts, raisins, and scallions.

Solomillo de Cerdo Iberico

Solomillo de Cerdo Iberico - Grilled pork tenderloin medallions wrapped in bacon and served with Cabrales cheese sauce

Albondigas a la Jardinera

Albondigas a la Jardinera - Meatballs served in a fresh vegetable and herb tomato sauce

Flamenco Dancers. Of course!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Sionna permalink
    June 4, 2010 12:21 pm

    Ah! There’s our lovely tapas meal! I knew what they were even before I read the post carefully. 😉

    That was so yummy. Must go back! I’m having a sangria craving now. Do you know of any good places in the Cap District that serves decent sangria?

    • wendalicious permalink
      June 6, 2010 6:27 pm

      I just saw on FB that Wheatfield’s in CP has “Sangria Sundays”. We love Wheatfield’s, and I bet their Sangrias are good. We must investigate, no?

  2. Joanne permalink
    June 4, 2010 6:38 pm

    So I had a girl’s night out, and my friends decided to go to the tapas place across the street from this place, and it so totally wasn’t up to snuff. I so craved the spinach and pine nuts dish, and they didn’t have anything close. And now I want the garlic shrimp. Yum!

    • wendalicious permalink
      June 4, 2010 7:54 pm

      I had forgotten how much I enjoyed that spinach dish, until I posted the photo. I could almost taste it again.

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