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"...On Best New Restaurant this week, Austinites Daniel Olivella and Vanessa Jerez of Barlata Tapas Bar faced off against the owners of Miami's R House, chef Rocco Carulli and his lawyer husband, Owen Bale. Great flavors, hospitality experience, and impressive teamwork garnered the win for Barlata...."
"...[image-1] Olivella built his culinary reputation in this county with B44 Bistro in San Francisco and Barlata in Oakland, two causal restaurants that serve authentic Spanish cuisine. They are known as busy, comfortable neighborhood places for enjoying food and wine with friends...."
"...Barlata1500 S. Lamar #150, 512/473-2211 Sun.-Wed., 5-10:30pm; Thu.-Sat., 5-11pm www.barlataaustin.com..."
"...According to chef Daniel Olivella at Barlata, Spanish food is simple. Its flair comes from the high-quality products that are essential to every dish..."
"...In my enthusiastic announcement about the opening of Barlata Tapas Bar (1500 S. Lamar) a couple of weeks ago, I said that Austin had experienced a lack of "quality Iberian cuisine." Alejandro Duran, chef and co-owner of Malaga Tapas & Bar (440 W..."
"...Daniel Olivella, chef and co-owner of the tapas-forward Barlata on South Lamar, knows sardines. "I grew up eating them, in the Mediterranean," says the Barcelona-born Olivella, whose new book Catalan Food was just released from Clarkson Potter..."
"...until 2007 when the Spanish government relaxed export restrictions. These days, imported whole legs are displayed like trophies and shaved to order at several Austin tapas restaurants like Barlata, Bullfight, and El Chipirón..."
"...There are still a handful of tickets left for Barlata chef Daniel Olivella’s May 26 gluten-free feast with Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Blackbird Bakery benefiting the Celiac Disease Foundation. But if you can’t make it this week, Tito’s has partnered with Blackbird on some gluten-free recipes like French doughnuts that can double as a ringtoss game if you are bored at your desk..."
"...The 16 chosen restaurants will compete in pairs: the shared plates at Swift's Attic will go head to head against those from the Federal in Miami; Jezebel will match new service concepts with the Church Key from Los Angeles; Barlata's husband and wife team of Daniel Olivella and Vanessa Jerez take on the owners of Miami's R House in a battle of restaurants operated by couples; and the burgers at Austin's Porter Ale House will compete against those from Tongue & Cheek in Miami...."
"...1) BARLATA The best – and only – authentic Spanish restaurant in town also has a killer happy hour, with half off many of their most popular tapas, including a $7 daily paella (with a cocktail pairing for $10), $5 house wines, and $3 Estrella Damm on draft...."
"...Though the new Jeffrey's (1204 West Lynn) opened quietly last week, there are still some other high-profile openings on the summer horizon, such as Qui (1600 E. Sixth), slated for June, and Bridget Dunlap's Mettle (507 Calles), Spanish chef Daniel Olivella's Barlata Austin (1500 S..."
"...• Feet: Wu Chow, Old Thousand, and most dim sum restaurants plate up chicken feet; pigs' feet can be enjoyed at Country Boyz Fixins on Fridays; and Barlata Tapas Bar braises pigs' trotters for a terrine with leeks, apples, and a mustard sauce...."
"...The chef de cuisine, Mario Medina, comes to Austin via the United States Navy's culinary program and jobs working for such culinary heavy-hitters as Hubert Keller, Gordon Ramsay, Michael Mina, and José Andrés in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Here in Austin, Medina spent time at parkside, chavez, and Barlata before joining Garrido at dine..."
"...Before the show, VIP ticket holders noshed on locally-sourced seasonal dishes from Hoover's Cooking, Lenoir, Cafe Josie, Barlata, and Edis Chocolates, local spirits, wines, and craft beers. Sunday's program was based on the engaging story of how a New York marketing executive and an M.D..."
"...22) Barlata Tapas Bar You'll find lots and lots of innovative small plates, as well as overflowing paella pans at this popular South Lamar spot. 1500 S..."
"...This means that of the four Austin restaurants featured in the series, only Barlata Tapas Bar is moving on to the semifinals later in the spring. We'll keep you posted on that air date...."
"...Be sure to watch Best New Restaurant next week when Barlata Tapas Bar chef-owner Daniel Olivella and wife Vanessa Jerez wage battle against another couple of married restaurateurs. Wednesday, Feb.11 at 9pm...."
"...DN: There are close to 50 altogether – places like La Condesa, Trace, Barlata, Bufalina, Annie's Cafe & Bar, Epicerie, in.gredients, the bakery departments at the Whole Foods stores Downtown and at the Domain...."
"...• I managed to pick up a few tidbits at the Central Market anniversary party last week. The duck tacos on handmade tortillas from Iliana de la Vega's El Naranjo were so popular they were scarfed up almost immediately, while Daniel Olivella's chicken, shrimp, and octopus paella from Barlata Tapas Bar generated lots of repeat business...."
"...22) Barlata Tapas Bar You'll find lots and lots of innovative small plates, as well as overflowing paella pans at this popular South Lamar newcomer. 1500 S..."