We all know someone who is hard to buy for.
That special someone whose name comes up in flashing red lights on the Christmas present list.
Well, you can cross that name off this year’s list.
Simply snap up today’s Big Deal and send their taste buds to Spain with today’s Big Deal from the Café Andaluz restaurants in Glasgow or Edinburgh.
Decked out with stained glass lamps, colourful ceramics and Moorish tiles, the Café Andaluz restaurants on Cresswell Lane and St Vincent Place in Glasgow and George Street in Edinburgh each have a lively, buzzy ambience which would give a Seville fiesta a good run for its money.
If you are looking for some Andalucian warmth without braving the boarding queue, this Big Deal is the passport.
The offer is for two people to share five tapas plus a dessert each from the Big Deal menu at either Glasgow branch or George Street Edinburgh branch of Café Andaluz. The offer is available Sunday to Friday.
With just under thirty different tapas to choose from, the only tough part of this Big Deal will be making your mind up.
The popular seafood section includes dishes such as crisp-fried baby squid served with garlic mayonnaise and lemon; fresh mussels cooked in white wine, shallots, garlic and finished with fresh cream as well as freshly marinated anchovies.
The carnes section of the menu has options such as spiced lamb meatballs in a rich tomato sauce; sliced Andalucian black pudding with onion and apple chutney or, and this is a big fave with the Big Deal team, spicy beef on a bed of rocket with a Manchego cheese and chorizo dressing.
Veggie choices stretch from the cracking Spanish omelette and patatas bravas via grilled asparagus served with shaved Manchego cheese, olive oil and capers to roasted Padron peppers served with coarse sea salt.
Popular desserts include the caramel cheesecake and raspberry Pavlova.
Some dishes incur a supplement.
The two Café Andaluz restaurants are among the most popular 5pm restaurants in Glasgow. Between them, they have been given slightly fewer than 5000 ratings from 5pm customers. Those ratings tot up to give them both a whopping combined score of 4.4/5.
This is what a couple of recent visitors to the city centre branch of Café Andaluz in Glasgow thought of their experiences:
‘Excellent food and atmosphere and brilliant service. Highly recommend it.’ Rating 4.6/5
‘Smiling. Been before, never disappointed.’ Rating 5/5
Christmas gift idea
With vouchers valid until the 4th of March 2016, this offer would make a fantastic stocking filler.
We’re going to buy a few and spoil ourselves. January and February will seem less wintry with a couple of visits to Café Andaluz in the diary.