Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Seville~Taberna de Alabardero

I really wanted to enjoy Taberna de Alabardero. It was supposed to be one of the fancy lunch meals in Spain that was a reasonable price of 17 Euros for a three course lunch.  Taberna de Alabardero is a fancy hotel in Seville and there are several restaurants that you can dine in.  The 3-course special is at the "cooking school" restaurant located in the hotel.  The online reviews and Rick Steves guidebook highly recommended this place, so I hyped this restaurant up in my mind.
Tripe Soup. The flavor was pretty good. We did not know it was tripe at the time, and I thought that the soup had a lot of fat globules in it.
Tripe. We were not sure what this was, so I took a picture of it and then did a google image search on soups served in Spain. 
Radish Ravioli filled with a tomato, feta, pesto filling.
Fish with cream sauce. The fish wasn't bad. It wasn't very good either and I did not finish it.  
Pork Tenderloin. It was tough and chewy. Mike thought that the meat was previously cooked and then reheated for our service.
Apple Tart. This dessert tasted like it was a couple of days old.
Chocolate Souffle with Orange Cream Sauce. The cake was a bit dry, but the flavors were good.

Boo.  We would not recommend seeking out this restaurant in Seville. We were extremely disappointed with the taste and flavor of the food.  We thought that maybe our palates were not familar with Spanish flavors, but after enjoying other restaurants, we think that maybe the restaurant was having an off day. 
Taberna de Alabardero
C/O Zaragoza
Sevilla, Spain

1 comment:

K and S said...

too bad about the place, everything looks good!