Matt and I share holidays. Since our families live in different time zones we spend almost every holiday in Iowa but come December we trek through the snow to New England and celebrate Christmas and bring in the New Year with my family

Because aren’t around for the Pott’s family winter festivities we decided to celebrate early by having a dinner with the family prior to leaving for Massachusetts. After some careful consideration and review of the sale catalogues (we were discussing the choices over Thanksgiving dinner) we settled on Share, an Iowa City wine lounge and small plate bistro.


With gorgeous décor,


And a fantastic wine list and beer selection.


After studying the menu Matt and I decided to forgo entrees and indulge in the many tapas the restaurant had to offer.The plan was to start with some small plates and finishing with a lavish dessert.

A delicious tomato and mozzarella bruschetta on a bed of greens.


A basket of fried calamari and rock shrimp with a lemon aioli with a perfect crunch.



A showcase of local cheeses with fruit and bread featuring some of the best varieties I’ve ever tasted.



Saffron scallops that tasted a little under seasoned, but presented beautifully nonetheless.


Followed  by two lackluster dishes: strawberry pulled pork sliders and chorizo and sage flatbread.


And finally a rich crème brulee with berries which absolutely made up for the lack of flavor in the warm dishes.


All in all in was a fantastic evening filled with great company, flowing drinks, and fun flavors. Sounds like a tradition in the making.

What is your favorite tapas?



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9 responses to “Share

  1. this food looks awesome! i love bruschetta and calamari…and any kind of dips.

  2. Wow that looks like a fantastic meal! I love the idea of tomato and mozzarella bruschetta! Yum!

  3. Weighting For 50

    Looks like a fantastic meal. Our favorite tapas are the chirizo sausage chunks in tomato sauce, and calamari. And now after writing that, I want some. NOW!! 🙂 Have a great day.

  4. That all looks good! My favorite tapas is saffron shrimp. YUM!

  5. Wow – that meal looks amazing! I love bruchetta…mmmm.

  6. Wow!
    So sophisticated and delicious….
    I’ve never been to a restaurant like that before 😉

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  8. mmm bruschetta on a bed of greens. I like it!

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