7.23.2011

Fun Thing Ten: Tapas con Amigos!



It's not very hard to get a group of friends to agree to come to your house with the promise of homemade traditional Spanish tapas.



They were an obliging bunch, actually. 


They even helped in the kitchen.

 


Of course, there were messes.

  And there was a lot of garlic aioli.

And after nearly four hours of eating and drinking, slowly, as the Spanish would have it, there was dessert. None of us had space for it in our stomachs, but we ate it anyway.



For the gastronomically curious: 
The menu:
Homemade bread with Manchego and Iberico cheeses
Gazpacho (cold tomato soup, prepared as was taught to me by my Spanish host mother)
Champiñones al ajillo (mushrooms and garlic)
Ensaladilla rusa (Russian salad--a typical potato salad)
Berenjenas con miel (eggplant with honey)
Patatas bravas (potatoes with a spicy red sauce and garlic aioli)
Tortilla española (potato omelette)
Mousse de limón (lemon mousse)
My favorite wine of the night: Red Guitar's Old Vine Tempranillo Garnacha

1 comment:

Magic John said...

Best fun thing yet! I brought the Red Guitar!