IF it is fresh, varied food that you like then you can’t go far wrong with Tapas.
And quintessentially Spanish eatery La Tasca has everything you could want – with food from the sea, the field and the garden.
Based in the modern confines of the Xscape building, the restaurant itself combines smart modernity with a more rustic feel.
According to legend, Tapas was invented by King Alfonso X of Castile who recovered from illness by drinking wine with small dishes between meals.
After regaining his health, he ordered that taverns would not be allowed to serve wine to customers unless it was accompanied by a small snack or ‘tapa’.
La Tasca’s offering varies from a tastebud tantalising cheeseboard, that includes delights such as Valdeón blue cheese, a three-month-aged Manchego cheese and goat’s cheese, to a host of Paellas, including meat, seafood and vegetarian versions.
All the usual dishes are available too, such as rustic garlic bread, mixed olives and a huge variety of meats and cheeses.
During my visit I also indulged in a mouth watering special paella, cooked in the restaurant in front of guests eyes.
The food is fresh and full of taste, while the Tapas style of eating means that La Tasca offers a style of eating that is not available elsewhere in Milton Keynes.
King Alfonso would certainly approve.
> La Tasca, Xscape, 602 Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 3XS
Tel: 01908 331920
Monday – Saturday : 11am–11pm; Sunday : 11am–11.30pm