What can you tell us about Sabor en Casa?
It's the new delivery version of Nieves Barragan and Jose Etura's Michelin-starred restaurant, the excellent Sabor. With the current social distancing guidelines, a bustling counter-service restaurant isn't the easiest thing to manage, so they've launched Sabor en Casa - designed to deliver food that's as close as it can be when eaten inside the restaurant.
What kind of food can we expect?
The best of Sabor - which covers all kinds of Spanish cuisine, from "the tapas bars of Andalucía through to the asadors of Castile and the seafood restaurants of Galicia."
There are two main boxes, named to represent the two section of the restaurant, the counter (£58) and the Asador (£70) which was the box that we had. On top of this, you can add more dishes - so if you order the Asador box, but fancy the Presa Iberica that comes in the counter box - you can add that on, as well as a few more dishes besides. You can create one hell of a feast if you go for it.
And what kind of skill is required here?
While the dishes require a little more than just bunging them in the oven, everything's fairly straightforward. Each dish comes with all the requisite ingredients in plastic bags that are stapled together. Just take a look at the instructions leaflet that comes with it for what's needed to put everything together - and work out the timing of each dish based on the complexity. We'll touch on that in the pics below.
So what did you have?
We had the Asador box - which comes with all of the below. Note that there's also a beetroot salad - but we forgot to take a pic of that...
So that's the box - what about any extras?
There's a lot more to choose from. In addition to the below, there are Basque sausages, crab empanadilla, Iberian pig's cheek and more. Lots and lots to get though.
And what about drinks?
We'll admit that we're starting to reach peak negroni - but the Sabor Fino Negroni is pretty damned good (£38 for 500ml) - that extra dash of fino radically improves it. Otherwise, there's a small selection of wine, or a litre of Sangria if you're really looking for that Spanish holiday feeling. Pots of their excellent aioli. mojo verde/rosso, salad dressing and olive oil are also available - all recommended.
Perhaps a little more involved than some home deliveries, but that small extra effort results in some quite outstanding dishes. If you're itching to get back to Sabor, this really is an excellent alternative.
More about Sabor en Casa
Where is it? 35-37 Heddon St, Mayfair, London W1B 4BR
When can you book? Orders go live every Monday - they sell out fast, so get in quick.
Hot Dinners were sent these this Sabor meal by the restaurant. Prices are correct at time of publication.
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