Tucked around behind Olympic Pool you’ll find Basque Kitchen, offering you a little taste of Spain. Touting a more authentic style of tapas, Basque Kitchen has the obligatory croquettes, patatas bravas and sardines. More unusual items on the menu are the prawn fritters, saffron-fried cauliflower and stuffed squid. The cauliflower was unexpectedly good, the croquettes creamy and the house specialty, pork belly, was tender and tasty.
If you’re not familiar with Spanish wine, you may have a tough time choosing from the list of exclusively Spanish varietals. When it came to choosing a beverage to accompany our meal, our host was able to give us some good suggestions as well as a lowdown on the food menu. The service was personal and efficient; though they don’t take kindly to people trying to order 3 of something that comes as two.
Basque Kitchen offers good simple fare made with quality ingredients in chic surroundings. It’s location makes it a good contender for a pre-movie nibble, though you might want to save it till after so you can linger longer over the last olive and last mouthful of wine.