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Tapas With Tim: François Exotique

Join us at Donderos’ for a culinary journey with dishes that Tim has encountered during his international public health career work. These are either basically French dishes, as introduced to societies they encountered during the colonial era, in which local ingredients substitute for unavailable French ingredients, or they are fusions of local and French cooking.

Our fixed-menu, fixed-price “tapas” evening will feature six varied “small dishes” from French-speaking countries in the Caribbean, West Africa and the Indian Ocean. Tim will discuss the dishes and their backgrounds as they are served. You bring your wine of choice.

Menu: Crème Sénégalaise (lightly curried sweet potato soup with West African accents of coconut and ground peanuts, served chilled); Shrimp and hearts of palm sautéed with brandy and cream (recalled from Madagascar); Salade Niçoise (French composed salad with tuna, hard-boiled egg and vegetables popular in French-speaking West Africa); Chicken Créole (Haïtian braised chicken with peppers and tomatoes); Riz Djon-djon (Haïtian black mushroom rice); Cristophine au Gratin (Martinique and Guadeloupe version of potato gratin but using chayote squash).

Tim’s recommended wine for this collection of dishes would be a chilled French rosé or a Sauvignon Blanc. Or for a red, a Pinot Noir or Beaujolais, very lightly chilled.

Or -- for a great wine pairing at a modest price, check at the Uncommon Gourmet (previously, “Healthy Gourmet”), 1087 Baxter St., telephone 706 353-3107.

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018. Donderos’ Kitchen, 590 No. Milledge Avenue. First course served at 6:30 PM.

Price: $55 for a couple, $28 for a single. Corkage fee is $2 per person.

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

Earlier Event: February 8
Tapas with Tim: Indian Delights
Later Event: June 7
Tapas with Tim: Malaysian Treats