24 Feb Kanela Flamenco Tapas Bar
This is food that is based on the home cooking style so beloved in Spain. The restaurant, which reached its tenth year in January, is one of the most established traditional Spanish restaurants in town. The chef is Conchita and her husband Nick does much of the managing. The Flamenco performers are the sons, and daughter Raquel operates the restaurant and bar.
The advantages of home cooking traditions quickly emerge. The tapas of chorizo (hand made by a Spaniard) and tomato sauce with chili displays rich and strong flavours. The garlic prawns are likewise a cut above the usual fare, with a deep and potent taste. The home made crème caramel flan is both sweet and complex.“ This is a family based restaurant with traditional Spanish cuisine,” says Raquel.
Kanela Flamenco Tapas Bar & Restaurant: 56 Johnston Street Fitzroy, (03) 9419 0424.