Tranquil Hour

By Lizzie Wilcox

November 2019

Happy Hour was invented to blow off steam from meetings and conference calls and project deadlines. But when you just want to unwind with a drink without having to elbow your way to the bar, La Taberna Giralda is the place. Their deals are simple: $5 on select tapas and house wines, and discounted draft beers. While we came for the drinks, the food blew us away. The Tortilla Española is, surprisingly, not a tortilla at all, but more of a Spanish quiche. The aioli on the side is a creamy complement to the egg and potato omelet. The Garbanzos Fritos is a simple combination of chic peas, Serrano ham, Spanish sausage and soffits served in a small soup bowl. We love anything with Serrano ham. The dish that really took us by surprise was the Chistorras o Chorizo al Cava: Spanish sausages and tangy peppers and peas, cooked in white wine and topped with Serrano ham (above). While not a friend to vegetarians, we ate every last link. It’ll change the way you view sausage forever.