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Flamenco and Tapas at Xunta

Xunta Tapas Bar
www.xuntatapas.com
174 First Avenue
Btw. 10th and 11th Streets
New York, NY
212.614.0620
Paty, General Manager

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
September 27, 2007


I recently invited Sarah, a relative, new to NY and a freshman at Pace University, to join me for Flamenco and tapas at Xunta, a lively bistro with Mediterranean light cuisine. We were seated on stools with a barrel for a table, and the dancers and music were close. The walls and floor shook with lyrical liveliness, as the Reynaldo Rincon Flamenco Show performed in solo and ensemble, three women clicking heels and castanets, as long, Flamenco skirts formed dark shapes against the original brick walls.

The performers chanted, clapped with "palmas" (rhythmic beats), played the guitar, and even invited the chef, who was celebrating his birthday, to join the group on the small, wooden Flamenco stage. We dined on tapas, and the choices were numerous, with fresh cheeses, fish, vegetables, and spices. Tapas selections included chicken empanada, grilled small spicy Spanish sausage, grilled skewered monkfish, and squid in its ink. We chose conservatively: white asparagus, grilled skewered vegetables, endives with blue cheese, grilled shrimp with bacon, scallops with saffron, and mixed cheeses. Each portion was appropriately hot or cold, fresh and delicious.

Call to reserve a "barrel" at Xunta on Thursday or Saturday nights for Flamenco and Tapas. Ask for Paty, and tell her you saw them on RobertaOnTheArts.com.



Reynaldo Rincon Flamenco Show
Photo Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Reynaldo Rincon Flamenco Show
Photo Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Reynaldo Rincon Flamenco Show
Photo Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Sarah at Xunta
Photo Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Reynaldo Rincon Flamenco Show
Photo Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Reynaldo Rincon Flamenco Show
Photo Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Endives and Blue Cheese at Xunta
Photo Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Reynaldo Rincon Flamenco Show
Photo Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Reynaldo Rincon Flamenco Show
Photo Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Reynaldo Rincon Flamenco Show
Photo Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net