Tapas (partial listing)

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Have a TAPAS PARTY or add a Romantic Spanish Dinner (Paella anyone?) to complete your menu!

Recommended by our bartender:

“Of course, Sangria (red or white) is a perfect accompaniment to Tapas. I also recommend Agua de Valencia (Cava, fresh-squeezed orange juice and Cointreau) or Pantera Rosa  (Vodka, Chambord, fresh-squeezed lime juice, Cava)”

Escalvida

From Spain’s Catalan region:

photo by Núria Farregut

Roasted eggplant, tomatoes, sweet red peppers, Spanish white onion, anchovy

served with crusty bread slices

Albdongitos

Albondigos Peruvian

Lamb meatballs/ Sherry cream sauce / pea purée

Yucca al Mojo de Ajo

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Papas Bravas

A Spanish favorite- roasted Bodega Bay potato bites

with a spicy tomato red pepper sauce, garlic aioli

(see main photo)

padron peppers (not mine)

Blistered Padron Peppers

Sardines a la Plancha

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with Toasted Cashew, Tangerine Gremolata, Rainbow Chard & Polenta

(Mario Batali’s recipe)

Roasted Red Peppers with Pinenuts

Melon Slices with Carpaccio of Iberico Ham

Albondigos en Salsa de Almendra

Shrimp / Proscuitto / Rosemary Skewers

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Ate de Membrillo con Queso

Two Manchego cheeses: Spanish (sheep or goat’s milk) and Mexican (cow’s milk) provide an interesting tasting, in a traditional plate combination with Quince Paste 

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Crab Cakes in Salsa Verde

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Salpicon de Bacaloa

Salpicon are cold salads, favored in Mexico. This dishes fuses that technique with classic Spanish ingredients, salt cod, green olives, capers and roasted red peppers, with a Dijon EVO dressing.

This menu is also suitable as a TASTING STATION. Tasting Stations are a fun way to do dinner or a cocktail party. They don’t require traditional tabletop service (flatware, dinner plates, etc.), are great for traffic flow and especially work well if your guests are not arriving all at once or you don’t have enough space for seating for a more traditional dinner service. Click here for more Tasting Station ideas!

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