End-of-Summer Spanish Lobster Festival 2018

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September
2

Summer doesn’t end until the last lobster is eaten, and there’s no better way to celebrate the end of the season than with Costa del Sol’s Spanish Lobster Festival. Starting Tuesday, September 4th, and for the month of September, we’re cooking up tantalizing tastes of lobster. Every week we’ll have a few regular selections but we’ll mix it up with some one-of-a-kind spectacular specials.

Here’s a sample of some of our favorites:
Split lobster “a la plancha” with a Galician Brandy and Herb Sauce
Lobster and Seafood Casserole with Parsley Garlic White Wine Seafood Sauce or Tomato Garlic Broth and make your own Lobster Paella – – – you can add lobster to any paella on the menu!

Other special dishes will be offered throughout the month.

Hold onto summer for just one more month. It all starts Tuesday, September 4th so reserve your table, your lobster is waiting, 860-296-1714.

Specials for the Week – August 31st through September 6th

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August
31

TGIF! It’s a new weekend and that means new specials. This week we have 2 special sangrias and so many tomatoes and peppers from Pepe’s garden! See our specials below:

SOPA DEL DIA – SOUP

Gazpacho

Classic cold soup of pureed tomato and vegetable with extra virgin olive oil and aged sherry vinegar, 7.00


APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS

Pimientos de padró

From Pepe’s garden, blistered padrón peppers sprinkled with sea salt. Some are hot and some are not!, 11.00

Ensalada de tomato

From Pepe’s garden, heirloom tomatoes with mozzarella, Serrano ham, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and basil reduction, 9.00


PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE

Pez espada a la plancha

Grilled swordfish with romesco, a pureed roasted red pepper, onion, tomato, and almond sauce, 27.00

Bistec a la plancha

Grilled Angus flank steak with churrasco sauce, a popular marinating and grilling sauce from Galicia, 26.00


Special Sangrias

Passion fruit and mint sangria
Glass: $ 7.00 Pitcher: $26.00

Rosemary infused red sangria
Glass: $ 7.00 Pitcher: $26.00

Specials for the Week August 24 – 30th

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August
24

It’s looking like a beautiful weekend – – – we have three special sangrias with this week’s specials! Come in and enjoy passion fruit and mint sangria, cava strawberry sangria, or peach rose sangria. See all our specials below:

SOPA DEL DIA – SOUP

Gazpacho
Classic cold soup of pureed tomato and vegetable with extra virgin olive oil and aged sherry vinegar, $7.00


APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS

Pimientos de padrón
From Pepe’s garden, blistered padrón peppers sprinkled with sea salt. Some are hot and some are not!, 11.00

Vieiras sobre risotto
Grilled scallops over sweet corn (from Anderson Farms of Wethersfield) tomato and basil risotto, 13.00


PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE

Pez espada a la plancha
Grilled swordfish with lemon caper white wine sauce, 27.00

Bistec a la plancha
Grilled Angus flank steak with churrasco sauce, a popular marinating and grilling sauce from Galicia, 26.00


SPECIAL SANGRIAS
Passion fruit and mint sangria
Glass: $ 7.00 Pitcher: $26.00

Cava strawberry sangria
Glass: $ 8.00 Pitcher: $28.00

Peach rose sangria
Glass: $ 7.00 Pitcher: $26.00

Specials for the Week August 17th – August 23rd

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August
17

We’re jumping into the third week of Sangria Month and kicking it off with a new Passionfruit & Mint Sangria! We are also featuring local produce and have sweet corn from Anderson Farms on the menu. See all our specials below:


SOPA DEL DIA – SOUP

Gazpacho
Classic cold soup of pureed tomato and vegetable with extra virgin olive oil and aged sherry vinegar, 7.00


APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS

Pimientos de padrón
From Pepe’s garden, blistered padrón peppers sprinkled with sea salt. Some are hot, and some are not!, 11.00

Vieiras sobre risotto

Grilled scallops over sweet corn (from Anderson Farms of Wethersfield) tomato and basil risotto, 13.00

PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE

Mahi-mahi con salsa tropical
Grilled mahi-mahi with tropical salsa over Cuban style rice with black beans, 26.00

Entrecot a la plancha
Grilled Angus ribeye with a green peppercorn brandy sauce and crispy shallots, 27.00


Special Sangrias

Passionfruit & Mint sangria
Glass: $ 7.00 Pitcher: $26.00

Cava Strawberry Sangria
Glass: $ 8.00 Pitcher: $28.00

Specials for the Week – August 10th through 16th

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August
10

It’s our second week of sangria month and we’re introducing a new sangria – – – delicious Cava strawberry sangria!! We also have new specials, come in and try our garlic and herb marinated flank steak with roasted tomato chimichurri sauce. See all our specials for the week: 

SOPA DEL DIA – SOUP
Gazpacho
Classic cold soup of pureed tomato and vegetable with extra virgin olive oil and aged sherry vinegar, 7.00


APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS

Pimientos de padrón
From Pepe’s garden, blistered padrón peppers sprinkled with sea salt. Some are hot and some are not!, 11.00

Tosta con alcachofas, queso y jamón
Flat bread with fontina cheese, Serrano ham, fire roasted artichokes, Vidalia onions, grape tomatoes, and baby arugula, 11.00


PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE

Atún a la plancha
Grilled tuna with Puttanesca style sauce of tomatoes, Manzanilla olives, capers, and anchovies, 27.00

Entrecot a la plancha
Grilled ribeye with green peppercorn brandy sauce and crispy shallots, 27.00

Bistec a la plancha con chimichurri
Garlic and herb marinated flank steak with roasted tomato chimichurri sauce, 25.00


Special Sangrias
Glass: $ 7.00
Pitcher: $26.00

Cava strawberry sangria
Rosemary infused red sangria

Specials for the Week – August 3rd through August 9th

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August
3

It’s going to be hot and humid this weekend – – – the perfect conditions for ice cold sangria! Our Sangria Month is in full swing with two special sangrias, green apple sangria and rosemary infused red sangria. See all our specials below:

SOPA DEL DIA – SOUP

Gazpacho
Classic cold soup of pureed tomato and vegetable with extra virgin olive oil and aged sherry vinegar, 7.00
 
APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS
 
Piquillos rellenos de ensalada de mejillon
Piquillo peppers stuffed with mussel, tomato, onion, cucumber, and pepper salad with cilantro vinaigrette, 12.00
 
Pimientos de padrón
From Pepe’s garden, blistered padrón peppers sprinkled with sea salt. Some are hot and some are not!, 11.00


 PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE
 
Atún a la plancha
Grilled tuna with Puttanesca style sauce of tomatoes, Manzanilla olives, capers, and anchovies, 27.00
 
Rape salteado con almejas
Monk fish medallions, baby clams, and new potatoes in parsley garlic seafood broth, 24.00
 
Bistec a la plancha con chimichurri
Garlic and herb marinated flank steak with a roasted tomato chimichurri sauce, 25.00


 

SPECIAL SANGRIAS

Glass: $ 7.00 or Pitcher: $26.00

Green apple sangria
Rosemary infused red sangria

Specials for the Week July 13th – 19th

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July
13

We’re gearing up for the Taste of Hartford that starts on Tuesday, but first – – – new specials for the week!! 

SOPA DEL DIA – SOUP

Gazpacho
Classic cold soup of pureed tomato and vegetable with extra virgin olive oil and aged sherry vinegar, 7.00


APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS

Ensalada de bistec
Baby arugula and Friese salad with grilled marinated flank steak, piquillo peppers, Manchego cheese shavings, red onions, grape tomatoes and mango vinaigrette, 12.00


PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE

Atún a la plancha
Grilled tuna with Putanesca style sauce of tomatoes, Manzanilla olives, capers, and anchovies, 27.00

Solomillo de cerdo con shittakes
Roasted pork tenderloin with sautéed shittake mushroom and a green peppercorn sauce, 25.00

Summer Taste of Hartford 2018

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July
8

The Summer Taste of Hartford is back at Costa del Sol!

The Summer Taste of Hartford runs from Tuesday, July 17th and goes through Sunday, July 29th. We’re featuring our fantastic $30.18 fixed price menu*, in addition to our regular menu. Choose an appetizer or soup, an entrée, and a dessert. Our fixed price menu includes:

APPETIZER OR SOUP


Gazpacho
Classic Andalusian cold soup of pureed tomatoes and summer vegetables garnished with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

Mejillones en dos salsas
Chilled steamed Cape Cod wild mussels on the half shell with two sauces, a colored pepper vinaigrette and a Spanish “salsa rosa”, which is a tomato mayonnaise sauce with a touch of brandy

Pimiento relleno
Stuffed pepper with chicken, basmati rice, vegetables, and a fontina cheese gratin

Salpicón de atún
Classic Spanish potato salad with conserved tuna, hardboiled eggs, diced carrots, tomatoes, onions, and peppers dressed with extra virgin olive oil and aged sherry vinegar served in a radicchio lettuce cup

 

ENTREE


Rape salteado con almejas
Monk fish medallions, baby clams, and new potatoes in a parsley garlic seafood broth

Bistec a la plancha con chimichurri
Garlic and herb marinated flank steak with a roasted tomato chimichurri sauce

Codillo de cerdo
Pork shank osso buco with Oloroso sherry demi-glace over roasted garlic basil mashed red potatoes

Farfalle Camarones y chorizo
Shrimp and Spanish sausage sautéed with artichokes, grape tomatoes, and tossed with farfalle pasta

Paella de la casa
House paella with mussels, clams, shrimp, chorizo, and chicken cooked in saffron rice (minimum for 2)

 

DESSERT


Flan
Spanish caramel custard

Arroz con leche
Creamy rice pudding

 

CALL FOR RESERVATIONS!

The Taste of Hartford only runs for 2 weeks and space is limited so please call us at 860-296-1714 to make reservations.

*Price does not include tax or gratuity.

July
5

Join us for the Summer Taste of Hartford at Costa del Sol! The fun starts on Tuesday, July 17th and goes through Sunday, July 29th. We’re featuring our fantastic $30.18 fixed price menu*, in addition to our regular menu. Choose an appetizer or soup, an entrée, and a dessert. Our fixed price menu includes:

APPETIZER OR SOUP


Gazpacho
Classic Andalusian cold soup of pureed tomatoes and summer vegetables garnished with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

Mejillones en dos salsas
Chilled steamed Cape Cod wild mussels on the half shell with two sauces, a colored pepper vinaigrette and a Spanish “salsa rosa”, which is a tomato mayonnaise sauce with a touch of brandy

Pimiento relleno
Stuffed pepper with chicken, basmati rice, vegetables, and a fontina cheese gratin

Salpicón de atún
Classic Spanish potato salad with conserved tuna, hardboiled eggs, diced carrots, tomatoes, onions, and peppers dressed with extra virgin olive oil and aged sherry vinegar served in a radicchio lettuce cup

 

ENTREE


Rape salteado con almejas
Monk fish medallions, baby clams, and new potatoes in a parsley garlic seafood broth

Bistec a la plancha con chimichurri
Garlic and herb marinated flank steak with a roasted tomato chimichurri sauce

Codillo de cerdo
Pork shank osso buco with Oloroso sherry demi-glace over roasted garlic basil mashed red potatoes

Farfalle Camarones y chorizo
Shrimp and Spanish sausage sautéed with artichokes, grape tomatoes, and tossed with farfalle pasta

Paella de la casa
House paella with mussels, clams, shrimp, chorizo, and chicken cooked in saffron rice (minimum for 2)

 

DESSERT


Flan
Spanish caramel custard

Arroz con leche
Creamy rice pudding

 

CALL FOR RESERVATIONS!

The Taste of Hartford only runs for 2 weeks and space is limited so please call us at 860-296-1714 to make reservations.

*Price does not include tax or gratuity.

Special For The Week June 29th – July 7th

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June
29

No one wants to cook in a heatwave – – – come in and try one of our new specials!! This week we have our gazpacho, which is a classic cold soup of pureed tomatoes and vegetables with extra virgin olive oil and aged sherry vinegar. We will be closed July 3rd & 4th but back on the 5th! See our specials below:

SOPA DEL DIA – SOUP

Gazpacho
Classic cold soup of pureed tomatoes and vegetables with extra virgin olive oil and aged sherry vinegar, 7.00


APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS

Brocheta de pollo y vegetal
Marinated chicken and vegetable brochettes accompanied by carrot puree, 11.00


PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE

Trucha a la Navarra
Idaho rainbow trout Navarre style stuffed with white asparagus and Serrano ham, 26.00

Fletan con salsa piquillo
Grilled halibut with a fire roasted piquillo pepper sauce, 28.00

Solomillo de cerdo con manzanas
Roasted pork tenderloin with sautéed shallots and green apples, 25.00