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Tapas with Tim - Spain

Spanish “Tapas” with Tim -- Thursday October 1st

 Our late summer tapas evening will feature small dishes from Spain, the original home of those small dishes that accompany wine.

“Tapa” means a lid, and was once simply a slice of bread placed atop the glass of wine as a little accompaniment – or to keep the fruit flies from getting into the wine! Some tavern owners added a slice of ham or cheese, and tapas as we know them were born.

Join us for the “fixed menu” assortment of delightful Spanish tapas prepared for you by Chef Tim Dondero and friends. You bring your wine of choice.

Tim will introduce and discuss the dishes as they are served.

The specialties this evening include: Grilled small sweet peppers; Albóndigas de Maria Rosario (chicken meatballs from Valencia); Patatas Bravas (spiced roasted potato chunks) with a Spanish tomato salsa; Spanish cheeses and grapes; Pinchos Morunos (pork tenderloin mini shish kebabs with smoked paprika); Chicken braised with olives.

Tim’s preference on wines to go with this variety of dishes would be well-chilled Spanish whites like Albariño, Verdejo, or a white or rosé from Rioja. For a red, a Pinot Noir would do.

Or -- for a great wine pairing at a modest price, see Dave Wells at the Healthy Gourmet (1087 Baxter St, telephone 706 353-3107). Dave and Tim frequently teach cooking and wine classes at the Healthy Gourmet, and Dave selects wines to go with Tim’s style of cooking.

Thursday, October 1st. Donderos’ Kitchen, 590 No. Milledge Avenue. First course served at 6:30 PM.

Price $45 for a couple, $25 for a single. Corkage fee is $2 per couple.

Seating is limited. To assure a place, please register and place a deposit in advance. Refunds will be given for cancellations made at least 48 hours prior to the event.

Earlier Event: September 3
Tapas with Tim - East and Southeast Asia
Later Event: January 7
Tapas with Tim - Italy