Eat Around The World In Albuquerque – Europe

Welcome to our third installation of eating around the world!

Eat Around The World In Albuquerque - Europe

In June, we covered North American cuisine, and in July, we discussed the best South American restaurants – this month, we’re taking you to Europe!

Greece: Mykonos

Enjoy fresh and light food with grilled meats and delicious, creamy sauces at Mykonos.  Their dolmathes are grape leaves stuffed with rice and beef, or the spanakopita, a puff pastry dish filled with spinach and feta, is delicious to start your meal.  The moussaka is a rich eggplant dish covered in a bechamel sauce, and definitely transports you to the Greek islands.

England: St. James Tearoom

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Replace lunch with afternoon tea one day and feel like you’re in an episode of Downton Abbey!  The St. James Tearoom offers multiple seatings each day in multiple themed rooms that mimic various types of housing found in historical England.  The tea menu is often themed, with Jane Austen- or Shakespeare- inspired foods and beverages.  Enjoy sandwiches, salads, quiches, and fresh fruit, while sipping on various flavors of herbal tea, properly prepared.  Even people who think they don’t like tea may find themselves pleasantly surprised.

France: La Crepe Michel

French food is all about rich and decadent flavors, and you’ll find those at La Crepe Michel.  Enjoy crepes filled with burgundy beef, or trout almondine, served with a complementary endive salad.  For dessert, their Mousse au Chocolat is light and rich, or you can opt for creme brulee, which hides a creamy custard underneath the hard carmelized sugar topping.

Ireland: O’Niell’s

Bangers and mash, steak and boxty, who doesn’t love Irish food?  O’Niell’s does an excellent job of bringing traditional flavors across the water to Albuquerque.  Finish with their Irish Cream Cheesecake – it’s amazing.

Spain: The Cellar

The Cellar brings Spanish flavor to town by serving tapas and good wine in the restaurant.  Since the dishes are small portions, you can order a wider variety of plates and have more fun trying new foods.  The ceviche is delicious, with juicy tiger shrimp and refreshing lime, and the De Vaca steak is sliced thin and topped with a spicy honey sauce that brings out the flavors of the meat.

Italy: Trombino’s

Everyone loves Italian food, but Trombino’s does it better than most.  With pasta made in-house and fresh sauces, you’ll be impressed with the quality of the dishes.  Bruschetta caprese is difficult in its simplicity, and really relies on the flavor of the ingredients in their purest form, but Trombino’s uses only the finest cheeses and vegetables.  The seafood fra diavolo is the best dish on the menu, but if spicy isn’t in your flavor profile, try the chicken marsala.

Enjoy trying a variety of European cuisine and see our recommendations next month for Asian food!