Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Pazo, Baltimore

I went with Kelly to try Baltimore's Pazo restaurant, a Spanish tapas place that's been a hit in town for the last 3 years.
Kelly really liked the sunflower seed crackers they gave us once we sat down- they were a little sweet and were really fresh tasting.
We started with some small plates. I had to try the white anchovies with first press virgin olive oil. They were yummy.

This was the romaine lettuce hearts with sweet peppers and reggiano- simple, but good.

We tried the bruschetta with a shallow confit and goat cheese. It was nice and sweet.

Our last small plate was probably the best, the croquetas made with mashed potato and manchego cheese.

For our entrees, we shared two items. First we got the pizza bianca with squash, ricotta and pine nuts. The crust was thin and had a really great flavor.
We also shared a plate of Maloreddus Pasta Alla Norma, saffron gnocchi with tomato and roasted eggplant. The gnocchi was ribbed- reminding me some of pupa, but there was a clear distinct saffron flavor.
We finished with a drunken cake with vanilla ice cream and blueberries.

1425 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 534-7296

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