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Tapas with Tim

Favorites from six North American cities (and no Groundhog on his Day)


There is no specific ethnic or national theme for February’s tapas, other than that our Chef encountered these dishes in various North American cities or from acquaintances who came from those cities. Join us for a meal of specialties from Canada, the U.S., and Mexico.


Our fixed-menu, fixed-price “tapas” evening will feature six small dishes prepared for you by Chef Tim Dondero and colleagues. Tim will discuss the dishes as they are served. You bring your wine of choice.


Menu: Santa Monica (Marmalade Café) – Roasted butternut “salad” with olives, caper berries, pecans andcranberries; New Haven (Yale Faculty Club) – Cod Fish Cakes; Vera Cruz (Nina, long-time cook for the Dávalos family of San Luis Pótosi) – Black beans braised with Sofrito, served with green salsa and tortillas; Montréal (Aux Trois Brasseurs, Rue St-Denis) – Poutine with pulled pork, deep-fried potatoes, cheese curds and gravy; New Orleans (various restaurants and friends) – Jambalaya with Andouille sausage, shrimp and rice; Madison (Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board) – Selection of Wisconsin cheeses.


Tim’s preferred wine for this selection of dishes would be a low-tannin red, like a Pinot Noir or a go-to white, chilled, like Sauvignon Blanc or Albariño.


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


Thursday, February 2nd, 2017. Donderos’ Kitchen, 590 No. Milledge Avenue. First course served at 6:30 PM.


Price: $50 for a couple, $25 for a single. Corkage fee is $2 per couple.


Seating is limited. To assure a place, please register in advance.

Earlier Event: December 8
Tapas with Tim: Thailand
Later Event: March 25
Guest Chef Tim Dondero