While perusing the tapas menu at La Fonde Del Sol at lunch, we asked for the day’s special tapas to nibble while we decided on the rest. IMG_8149

That special octopus was perfection — nicely seasoned, perfectly cooked and combined with sliced spicy chorizo and mild garbanzo beans ($9).

We ordered some additional selections that included sliced Iberian Serrano Ham, aged 18 months ($12.50), Manchego Cheese Croquetas ($8) serve with membrillo (quince), and — the only tapas I wouldn’t recommend as the crust was very doughy and unpleasant but the beef inside was tender and well seasoned —IMG_8151_2Beef Empanadas with a chimichurri sauce ($8.50).

The kitchen accidentally sent an order of Pa Amb Tomaquet ($3) — toasted bread with crushed tomatoes, fruity olive oil and sea salt, which was the perfect accompaniment to the ham.

– bonnie

La Fonda del Sol
MetLife Building (at E.44th Street and Vanderbilt Avenue)
New York, NY 10166

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