We decided to ring in the new year in a new city. DC is a short 45-minute flight from CAK, making it a perfect weekend getaway. Several weeks prior, after finding a centrally located hotel called Sofitel, (one block from White House, highly recommend) I was off to finding the perfect restaurant for new year’s eve. After some quick research and blog-perusal, I made reservations at Jaleo, a recently remodeled Spanish tapas bar, owned by Chef Jose Andres.
My hands down favorite part of a meal (other than dessert) is the appetizer. Ordering appetizers instead of dinner is the perfect option for someone completely food-obsessed and indecisive like me. Why commit to just one thing when you can order many?! That’s why one of my favorite indulgences is a tapas bar, where it’s completely acceptable, expected even, to order a variety of small plates. So imagine my excitement when I discovered Barrio was within walking distance of our hotel in downtown Columbus. Score!