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Monday, May 28, 2012

A Night in Espana

I rang in 2012 tucked away in Fernandina Beach, a cozy little town just north of Jacksonville on the Florida/Georgia border. My parents and I were searching for a restaurant to celebrate the end of the year and we were surprised to find a charming Spanish restaurant called Espana.

The food was amazing! Authentic and delightful. Even on a busy New Year's Eve night, the service was fabulous.

Our meal began with Sangria and a plate of Entremes - Serrano Ham, Cured Chorizo, Manchengo Cheese, and Marinated Olives. We then shared Scallops Ole, Mussels Roijana and Gambas al Ajillo. Of course, any celebration requires a stellar dessert so we capped our feast with Crema Catalana (similar to a creme brulee).

Mussels Riojana

Scallops Ole & Gambas al Ajillo

Crema Catalana

If you ever find yourself in this beach town, be sure to check out this fabulous restaurant. You will not be disappointed.

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