Flamenco Me Mucho

Later this week, the opulent Taberna del Alabardero will celebrate its summer Flamenco festival with a special menu offering 12 tapas and music and dancing from renowned Flamenco performers.

The party starts Thursday and runs through Saturday, with seatings at 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. The menu, priced at $60 per person, will include fried Guernica peppers, classic croquettes, serrano ham, rice pudding and chocolate mousse, to name a few.

And don't forget about Taberna's bargain happy hour deal, which I wrote about here. From 3 to 7 p.m. on weekdays, chef Santi Zabaleta's tapas are half price, and sangria is available for $3 by the glass and $12 for a pitcher. That means you can score a dish of marinated mussels with a creamy sherry vinegar and olive oil emulsion or a plate of grilled housemade chorizo for just under $4.

Taberna del Alabardero
1776 I St. NW