Best Things La – Wine Bars

Combining Spanish cooking styles with Mediterranean influences produces some of the best tapas, especially when local ingredients and flavors are added. What makes dining at Pamplona Tapas Bar in Lafayette, Louisiana, a rare treat is that everything inside reflects an international ambience, from the rich wood and stucco décor to the colorful bull and matador pictures on the walls. Imagine a meal starting with a Spanish sausage and white bean stew, followed by a roasted beet and smoked goat cheese salad. Your selection of tapas might include bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese over a rich almond sauce, baked snails in a lemon butter sauce, and spicy beef meatballs cooked in ginger, green onion, and jalapeno peppers. You can make your choice of accompanying drinks from the extensive list of red and white wines, then end with apple bread pudding with whiskey sauce and cinnamon gelato or a traditional Spanish flan.