Segovia Tapas Bar and Restaurant

By July 12, 2014

I was made aware of the fact that I never really blog about Winnipeg, so here's to something a little different. This last month has been bit random to be honest. I spent a few weeks in Toronto, some in Winnipeg and a few days traveling in between. I've also broken my hair dye ban -which lasted for a year- and now my locks are a lovely shade of brown, depending on where I stand in the sun.

I have been neglecting this blog though, I know. There's just not enough hours in a day.

The weather's been really in and out here. It's been quite dreary actually, so I decided to head out to a Tapas Bar out on Osbourne for a little pick me up. I'd never actually done Tapas in Winnipeg, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but this little gem popped up first on my google search, so the decision was made.

Segovia Tapas is located right in the heart of Osborne Village, which is quite well known to Winnipeggers. It's got a mix mash of everything from local boutiques to Starbucks. I tend to avoid this area simply because it's difficult to find parking, and it can get cold in the winter if I have to walk around outside. Summer is fabulous though, and the sun came out just in time today.

We went early to avoid the crowd and were seated immediately. Candles were already lit by the time we arrived and it's fairly dim in there compared to other restaurants. The windows are sparse but there's a bit of sunlight seeping through. Probably good atmosphere for a first date, or fourth. Or a casual bite for dinner, if you're like me. No dress code is good.

They keep their menu really simple, which surprised me. I was expecting a larger selection but there's enough variety there to satisfy most people. Too many choices can be confusing after a while. Their wine list is quite extensive though, spanning most of the menu. Too bad we don't really drink.

 Boquerones, Avocado, Anjou Pear, Toast [9]

Iberico Meat Selection, Grilled Bread [18]

 Chorizo and Apples [7]

Confit White Prawns, Mojo Rojo, Aioli [12]

BBQ Chicken Thighs, Labneh, Olives, Spicy Lentils [14]

 Fried Brussel Sprouts, Feta Mousse, Baba Ganoush, Pomegranate Dressing [9]

Most of my Tapas experience, actually all, have been in Toronto, so Segovia was a pleasant surprise. My favorite was definitely the Confit White Prawns and Fried Brussel Sprouts which are more intense in flavor than you'd expect. 

I was tempted by their Churros and Chocolate but eventually decided to pass because really, do I need more sugar in my life? Probably. But I really shouldn't.

Resisting the temptation, we made our way around Osborne until eventually deciding to go home for a walk where I was greeted with these lovely wildflowers.

It's nice to be back home, for a bit at least. I spend so much of my free time in Toronto that I forget about the little gems that Winnipeg has to offer.

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1 Lovely Replies

  1. Love the tapas! And the summer looks beautiful there