New Menu: Check out all the delectible new dishes Chefs Kevin and Dan have created for the winter edition. Also, please note the cool bells and whistles there that point you directly to the local farm and artisan sources of many of our ingredients, powered by RealTimeFarms.com.
Wine Tastings: The new 2012 calendar for the wine tastings and classes, the longest-running wine tasting series in the state, and hosted by Devotay Sommelier Morgan Weiss, is now posted on our site. Make your reservations well ahead since they often sell out.
Cocktail Classes: Now that Devotay has (literally and figuratively) “Raised the Bar” for cocktails in Iowa City with the bar we installed last fall, it’s time to share the joy of the cocktail culture. Join us one Monday a month for all the tricks of the trade and a few surprising twists. Hosted by Devotay owner and “Chief Intoxicologist” Kurt Michael Friese, they always start at 6:30, and include 4 cocktail tastes (the equivalent of 2 full drinks), a small bite to eat, and recipes to keep. Many will feature guests from Iowa’s growing number of local distilleries. Like all our Monday Night Series, it’s just $25, and reservations are required. Each class is limited to only 6 people, so book soon. Also, inquire about private lessons. 319.354.1001.
Beginning tonight, Devotay is going to stay open past 10pm on Friday and Saturday nights with a simple menu of bar snacks and all our great cocktails. Stop by after the gallery walk or the show and enjoy our relaxed atmosphere and our lack of TVs and thumping music and fryolators.
Check out the kind words (and great cocktail blog) at DistilledOpinion:
Devotay is a fantastic tapas restaurant in Iowa City, Iowa. I’ve been there twice now and both times it was fantastic. The menu is quite varied, but some in our party have been there numerous times and here are some recommendations:
$2 – One spear of Grilled beef with olives and blue cheese. The grilled beef has been marinated and cooked to perfection. These are not for sharing. Order one or two for each diner.
$8.50 – Bacon wrapped dates. You have not lived until you try this. It is so good I could cry every time I bite into one of those dates. The date is not only wrapped in bacon goodness, but it has a pimentón BBQ sauce glaze. Transporting.
$7 – Tortilla española. This is unlike any tortilla I’ve ever had. It is not a Mexican tortilla. It is, as the name says, a Spanish tortilla and is closer to an omelet or even a quiche. It features an almost custard or quiche-like filling and is served cold.
$9.50 – Market Cheeses. This is a good choice to round out a tapas meal, which by its nature can feature a lot of different flavors.
$8 – Hot and Cold Scallops. I’m always a sucker for scallops. These are served with a pistachio vinaigrette, orange saffron ceviche, and radishes. The scallops were juicy and scrumptious.