Tapas with Tim -- Thursday July 7th
Small Dishes from Spain, home of the original “Tapas”
Tapas, meaning “lids” in Spanish, originated centuries ago at Spanish taverns, where the wine merchant would place a slice of bread atop the customer’s wine glass as a nibble -- or possibly to keep out the fruit flies! Sometimes a slice of ham or cheese might be added. Fancy and creative tapas, changing with each new glass of wine purchased, began in the 20th century. Finally, “tapas bars” emerged, featuring numerous small dishes from which you could make an entire meal.
Our fixed menu, fixed price tapas evening this July will feature six delightful dishes from Spain prepared for you by Chef Tim Dondero and colleagues. Tim will discuss the dishes as they are served. You bring your wine, or sangria, of choice.
The specialties will include: Roasted mini sweet peppers with Sherry vinegar and olive oil; Chorizo sausage drizzled with dark chocolate and sea salt; Patatas Bravas (spice-roasted potatoes with Spanish tomato salsa); Albóndigas (fragrantly spiced chicken meatballs); Spanish cheeses and roasted almonds; Pollo con Aceitunas (chicken breast medallions sautéed with Sherry and Manzanilla olives).
Tim’s preferred wine for this selection of dishes would be Spanish, a Rioja or other red made from Tempranillo grapes, or a chilled Albariño or Spanish rosé.
Or -- for a great wine pairing at a modest price, see Dave and Anne 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, July 7th. 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 in advance.